Vidic hails Manchester United legend Ferguson as “winner– in every aspect”
Manchester Untied star Nemanja Vidic has been on the sideline due to injury for ages. However, the club captain regularly participates in events, controversies and celebrations at Old Trafford.
The Serbia international has been the face of Manchester United for a longtime. Nemanja Vidic’s relationship with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been quite unique as well. The Scot and the Serb have always had each others back.
In a recent interview to MUTV, Nemanja Vidic hailed the impact Sir Alex Ferguson has had on Manchester United in his 26-year rein over Old Trafford. The Scotsman’s achievements at Manchester United have helped him many milestones which includes Knighthood by the Queen and recognition as inarguably the best manager in the history of football.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s achievements at Manchester United will be celebrated once again on Saturday before the match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford. The celebration will take place in the form of the unveiling of Sir Alex Ferguson’s much-awaited statue.
Nemanja Vidic, who was signed in from Spartak Moscow for £7 million in 2006, believes Sir Alex Ferguson has influenced Manchester Untied as well as football.
“You learn something new from him every day. I have learnt a lot from him, not just as a footballer but in life,” Nemanja Vidic told MUTV.
“He gives all the players great confidence and belief and he does all he can to get the best out of his players. He is an example to all managers. He has a big influence.”
Nemanja Vidic, who hasn’t made a single appearance for Manchester United this season, had another setback in the recovery process for his knee injury. The Manchester United captain is expected to return to action around New Year’s Eve.
The 31-year-old center back believes whosoever succeeds Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester Untied will have huge boots to fill in.
“He has faith in us and he trusts us and I'm really glad I have been able to spend nearly seven years working with him. He is a winner,” Nemanja Vidic said. “He gives all his knowledge I think he has set up the way the club should work – an example to all managers.
“Every time when you go in at half-time, or before the game, you always listen to what he's going to say because it is always something different, something new and something which is going to help to improve the next half.
“He brings the character to the club. The standard he has set, the managers who come to the club after him will find hard to achieve. He is the winner – in every aspect.”