Manchester United have benefitted from some world-class centre-backs over the years – and Nemanja Vidic was right up there with the best of them.
Vidic joined United in 2006 and, after a brief period of adjustment, soon established himself as one of the fiercest centre-backs in the game, going on to win five league titles, three League Cups, the Club World Cup and, of course, the Champions League.
We obviously wouldn’t hear a bad word said about big Nemanja – for fear he’d kick our heads in, mainly – but we’ve left it to those who played with and against him to explain why he was so revered.
A few surprising names make the cut.
In what areas has he dropped off?
Nabil Fekir makes football look so, so easy.
Including an extremely satisfying half-volley.
Just the 25 red cards for Ramos at Real Madrid.
Ravel Morrison’s career has been, erm, interesting
One of Sheva’s finest moments.
Ramsey has produced some special moments.
The best goal you’ll see anywhere this weekend.