Nemanja Vidic has been brilliant this season, scoring goals as well as proving a strong force in defence. He has played his part in United’s brilliant defensive record this season and his contribution has been recognised by the fans and media alike.

Vidic has today claimed he enjoys being centre of attention as he has worked hard to play at the level he does.

“Why not enjoy the limelight?” said Vidic. “You play football to do the best you can and try to improve yourself in every game and training session. The aim is to do well and get the team flying high.”

It is Vidic’s physical approach to the game which makes him a fans’ favourite, with him prepared to stick his head, leg or any other part of him body in the way for the cause. He insists that side of his game is not something he thinks about too much though.

“I don’t think it is just about the physical game,” he said. “It is about sticking to your defending and winning the battle with the player you are up against. But if you have to use a bit of strength, that is what you do.”