02/04/2013 13:49, Report by Ben Ashby
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Vidic: I feel blessed

Nemanja Vidic lays bare his footballing soul in a fascinating and wide-ranging interview in the new issue of Inside United, the club's official magazine.

The Manchester United captain talks in depth on a variety of subjects, including what it means to win, his views on leadership and competing, his toughest days as a player, his football future – and the honour of pulling on the red shirt.

“It’s brought me huge enjoyment and the opportunity to express myself on what’s probably the biggest stage in football,” Nemanja says of being a Red. “I feel blessed to play for this club and I learn things every day. I’ve been at United for seven-and-a-half years... I can’t deny I feel something very special.”

Vidic also discusses his fierce competitive streak (“I don’t like to lose a header, I don’t like to lose a game”), his injury pain (“that was the hardest time for me”) and the shalt-not-lose mentality that has been the bedrock of his success (“winning is vital in football; in fact, winning is everything”).

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In the new Inside United...

Exclusive interviews with...

- Nemanja Vidic
- Sir Alex Ferguson
- David De Gea
- Rene Meulensteen

Plus... Player of the Year preview, match reports, behind the scenes at Dancing With United and an interview with young midfielder Adnan Januzaj.

On sale from Wednesday 3 April.


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