What Manchester United would do to have him back now.
Although Manchester United fans appreciated Nemanja Vidic back in the day, his true quality has really been brought to light by the utter drivel currently turning out in defence.
The Red Devils have taken a very, very big fall from grace since the glory days of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who together formed one of the greatest defensive partnerships in the history of modern history.
The potent combination of strength, aggression, bravery and passion made the former Manchester United man an absolute rock at the back.
An unbeatable presence who struck fear into the hearts of those measly peasants who dared step foot in his domain, Nemanja Vidic made Old Trafford his own in 2006 when he moved from Spartak Moscow for an estimated £7million.
In today’s market, a club could not even buy the Vidic’s battle-worn nose for that amount of money, never mind the full package.
It really brings things home when we look at the talent Manchester United had at their disposal when Vidic ruled the roost and what they have now, a bunch of inept, inconceivably bad ‘footballers’ who would be lucky to turn out at Old Trafford in the biyearly ‘Soccer Aid’ match alongside Robbie Williams.
Between 2006 and 2013, Nemanja Vidic battled his way to five Premier League titles in seven seasons, as well as Champions League glory. Yes, five.
It is barely conceivable notion nowadays that a club could win that many trophies in such a short amount of time, and even less so that Manchester United would be the ones to do it. Indeed, fans would be lucky to dream about the League Cup at this rate, with the tripe that currently occupies their line-up.
After 300 appearances for the club, he departed for Inter Milan in 2014, retiring two years later.
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