PLAYER PROFILE

Season 2013/14

United honours

15. Nemanja Vidic

Birthdate:21 Oct 1981
Birthplace:Uzice, Serbia
Position:Defender
Appearances296
Goals Scored21
Joined United:05 Jan 2006
United Debut:25 Jan 2006 v Blackburn (H)
International:Serbia (retired)

The new skipper took to the role immaculately and enjoyed arguably his most consistent season in 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 suffered in December ruled the Serbian out for around eight months, forcing him to watch from the stands as the title was lost to Manchester City on goal difference.

United's defensive talisman returned for the 2012/13 campaign, helping the Reds reclaim the championship crown at a canter, featuring in 23 matches despite a handful of injury niggles. With great humility, after the final home match, he even afforded the honour of raising the Premier League trophy to Sir Alex Ferguson following his decision to retire from football.

Vidic remained captain as United entered a new era under manager David Moyes. However, Nemanja had entered the final year of his contract and on 7 February 2014 he announced that he would leave Old Trafford for pastures new at the end of the season. He said: "It’s the last year of my contract and I have had eight wonderful years here. My time at this great club will

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