The Serbian soon returned to full fitness and his impressive performances earned him a contract extension in 2007. He said of the improved deal: “Playing in this team is a great privilege. I hope I can do my bit to bring the club even more trophies in the years ahead.”
True to his word, Vidic helped United claim the Premier League title and UEFA Champions League crown during the 2007/08 season, before helping retain that top-flight crown the following season while lifting the League Cup and FIFA Club World Cup. Notably, he also took home both the player and fan-voted Player of the Year awards that term.
Injury and an ever-changing back four prevented Nemanja from bettering those achievements in 2009/10, though a new four-year deal soon arrived, quickly followed by the announcement that he would succeed Gary Neville as United's club captain, which he described as "a huge honour".
The new skipper took to the role immaculately and enjoyed his most consistent season during 2010/11, helping secure a record-equalling 19th top-flight crown, leading the Reds to the Champions League final while winning the Barclays Player of the Season award.
However, the following season was one to forget as a cruciate knee injury