After spending most of last season out of the team through injury, and parts of this season, Nemanja Vidic has had a positive impact on our defence over recent months. The amount of times his head is on the end of crosses in to the box in recent games is incredible.

For Vidic, becoming a professional football was never a decision he had to make, with him falling in love with the game as a child and developing from there.

“Since I was 5 or 6 I started to play football every day,” he said. “I love to play football, it just came naturally. I didn’t have to make a decision; really it was made for me. To play, obviously my family gave me support and obviously I managed to become a professional footballer.”

Vidic signed his first professional contract with Red Star Belgrade, the team he joined when he was 15-years-old and later went on to captain for three years, and can still remember the day he became a pro.

“Obviously the dream came true,” he said. “It will be a day I will always remember. It was a good day for me, my family as I had worked so hard to reach that which I managed in the end.”

Whilst the fans may think Vidic has plenty of skills and strengths, our captain is quick to play down any compliments.

“I am a defender; I don’t have skills!” he joked. “My skills are to take the ball from the opponents and this is what I do best. I like to play in training two touch. We always love to play it here at Manchester United especially. I’m not bad at that.”

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