Some areas of the press have today claimed that Nemanja Vidic’s Manchester United future is in doubt after he “refused” to play against Leeds on Sunday, despite taking part in the warm up.
It makes sense with rumours mounting over Vidic’s supposed unhappiness in Manchester.
Unless you read the interview with Vidic from the weekend, before the Leeds game, where he talks about the greatness of our club and manager.
“When I came to England I struggled to adapt to the speed and intensity of the Premier League,” he said. “But the manager made me believe in myself. I will always remember one conversation we had. He came up to me and said: ‘Vida, I brought you to Manchester United because I know you are good enough to be one of the top defenders in the world – and I am never wrong!’ When someone shows that faith in you it is amazing. That is why I owe him so much. The great thing about this club is that there are winners everywhere.”
So could it possibly be that Vidic felt a niggle in the pre-match warm up and between Sunday just before kick-off and Sunday just after kick-off, the manager hadn’t been informed of what it was?
Get better soon, Nemanja!
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