Robin van Persie has sung the praises of captain Nemanja Vidic, who made his last appearance for United at Old Trafford last night.

“Nemanja has been great,” Van Persie told MUTV. “He’s been playing here for eight-and-a-half years and the thing I always say about him is that he puts his head where people are scared to put their feet! That is Nemanja. He wants to die for the cause, in a good way. He is very brave, a great player and he’s won everything at Manchester United. It was a special day for him too.”