Manchester United great Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement from professional football.
The former United skipper was a free agent after having his contract with Inter Milan cancelled with mutual consent earlier this month, with the 34-year-old struggling with hernia and back injuries and failing to make an appearance for Nerazzurri this season.
It’s an end of a truly remarkable career and United fans are coming out in numbers to pay their tributes to one of the greatest centre-backs of Premier League era.
Spoke to Vidic in Dec. “Moscow,” he said, “was the highlight. To win the cup where I’d lived, in my old stadium, against our main rivals…”
— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) January 29, 2016
71% – Of all players to have made more than 200 PL appearances, Nemanja Vidic has the best win percentage (211 games, 149 wins). Leader.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 29, 2016
Happy retirement Nemanja Vidic! PL: League Cup: Champions League: Club World Cup: pic.twitter.com/MSTR5Mt1aA
— 8 Fact Football (@8Fact_Footballl) January 29, 2016
Vidic Retired What a warrior he was
— Suban (@subbi_mufc) January 29, 2016
Happy retirement Nemanja Vidic. Best CB I got to watch regularly for #MUFC. And why I still wear #15 for my soccer club.
— Andrew Bisson (@bizen09) January 29, 2016
— blood,sweat & VIDA (@MUF18) January 29, 2016
Well said by Rio. Undoubtedly, one of the best defender and Captain of Manchester United. Thank you Vidic!… https://t.co/WoWbEwWnsP
— Arsalan Anwer (@arsalananwer) January 29, 2016
I call him “Air Marshal” Nemanja Vidic won 15 trophies in 8 years with Man Utd. One of the best defenders the Premier League has seen.
— Enyene Tha Vincent (@ThaVincent) January 29, 2016
Thanks Vidic for all you did for United! We’re going to miss you! Have fun! https://t.co/RKs8hfY4jX
— Maya (@mayapapaya319) January 29, 2016
Thank you Vidic ❤
— T y g r e s s (@TygressAndy) January 29, 2016
Vidic is the kind of defender that makes you want to fake an injury. #VivaVidic
— Sean D’mello (@SeanDmello) January 29, 2016
Vidic is one of my all time favourite United players. Absolute warrior. Him and Rio were unstoppable at one point.
— Jamie (@Jamiee_Russell) January 29, 2016
Vidic a warrior of a player! He gave his all on the pitch for utd! 1 of the best cb we ever has! Enjoy your retirement vida! You deserve it
— Eric (@Redmurf77) January 29, 2016
One of my favourite Vidic moments https://t.co/yBkb6d1a7O :’)
— James Koster (@jameskoster) January 29, 2016
— Lloyd Banks P.L.K (@MufcAlex7) January 29, 2016
Deadly duo in defence R.I.Ritirement Vidic pic.twitter.com/McJgAWuqZu
— MR cosmos (@cosrymer13) January 29, 2016
That man Vidic, what a legend! Happy retirement lad pic.twitter.com/RawYoqv1rj
— Marky Carter (@marky_carter) January 29, 2016