Tentative Vidić poses defensive selection dilemma

As the second half of the season gets underway, the once fearless Nemanja Vidić is now tentative about his return to full time action for the Reds. The Serbian defender has endured a frustrating time since originally injuring his right knee against FC Basel in December 2011 in what has proven to an an incredibly […]

Crocked Vidić leaves Reds’ squad exposed

It could hardly be a more devastating blow; the news that captain Nemanja Vidić will miss two months of the season after undergoing a second operation on his damaged right knee. Vidić missed five months of the previous campaign having suffered a double tear to medial and cruciate ligaments in Manchester United’s match against FC […]

Vidić retirement perfect for player and United

Nemanja Vidic

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidić may have suffered disappointment this week, with his Serbian team knocked out of the European Championships by Slovenia on Tuesday night, but the loss could be the player’s gain after the 29-year-old hinted at retirement from the international game. Just as Ryan Giggs and Park Ji-Sung quit international football well […]

Stability key to Reds continued success

Nemanja Vidic, Sir Alex Ferguson

Club captain Nemanja Vidić says that stability fostered under Sir Alex Ferguson’s leadership is key to Manchester United’s success in the coming season. The 29-year-old central defender, who joined the club in January 2005, has no concerns about the influx of new players, which threatens to destabilise the team ahead of the new campaign. Indeed, […]

Reds put boot in on Blues ahead of semi

Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic

There’s nothing quite like kicking on old foe when he’s down; a habit doing the rounds at Old Trafford it seems, with key defenders Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand cranking up the pressure ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final. Indeed, with Ferdinand claiming City’s sulking players would never make it at Old Trafford, and […]

The defence has it

Rio Ferdinand Nemanja Vidic

Should Manchester United complete a 19th domestic title come May it will have little to do with star player Wayne Rooney. Nor, though influential, will Nani take the plaudits. Ditto Dimitar Berbatov, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Anderson. Much as United’s attacking players can take overdue credit for becoming the division’s the second highest goalscorers, […]

Vidic set on move but will Reds let go?

Let’s be honest, Nemanja Vidic wants out of Old Trafford. The only question is whether Sir Alex Ferguson will countenance a sale with no obvious replacement available. More to the point the Serbian defender, 28, has not been offered a new deal at the club despite only two years remaining on the defender’s contract. It’s […]

Vidic blames missed chances

Asamoah Gyan

Manchester United’s giant defender Nemanja Vidic admitted his side was punished for failing to take chances, after Serbia lost its first World Cup finals match as a fully independent nation. The group D fixture, held in Pretoria, ended 1-0 to the Ghana after Serbia’s creative players largely failed to perform for Radomir Antić’s side. Ghana, […]

Vidic: I’m not leaving part 673

The tiresome Nemanja Vidic will-he-won’t-he leave saga rumbles on with the giant Serbian defender denying reports he is seeking a transfer. The former Spartak Moscow player, injured for much of the season, told club mouthpiece United Review that ‘other people’ have created speculation about his long-term future at Manchester United. “I have never said anything […]

Vidic: bring on Rooney!

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic says Wayne Rooney is the best striker in the world but that he can’t wait to face the England player at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this summer. Serbia is in group D along with Germany, Ghana and Australia but the draw means Vidic and Rooney could come […]