The Best Player of the Year award
Nominees: Nani, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra, Dimitar Berbatov, Edwin Van der Sar
Winner: Nemanja Vidic
The best defender in the world, no exception. After a lengthy injury, Vidic returned to the squad in February 2010. Since his return: P37 W25 D10 L2 GF78 GA28. (W 68% D 27% L 5%)
More than any player in the squad, he makes the difference between us winning the league and not. His decision to sign a new contract in the summer and not leave for sunny shores will have immeasurable positive effects on this club for the next few seasons.
If a ball comes in the box, it is his head that is on the end of it, without fail. People use clichés like “he’s a rock in defence” but it really is true for Vida. An absolutely magnificent defender who has played a massive role in our unbeaten streak, as well as popping up with the odd goal to help us out.
So, Vida, congratulations, RoM’s best player of 2010.
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