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This threesome are not fit to lick Nemanja’s boots!
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has played down any talk of a rift with manager Sir Alex Ferguson, but the Daily Mirror suggests that the club is already preparing itself for the Serb’s exit.
There was confusion over Vidic’s absence from Sunday’s FA Cup defeat to Leeds, with Ferguson at a loss to explain it, saying “I couldn’t tell you. I couldn’t tell you at all.” Speculation was rife of discontent between the defender and the club.
However, Vidic has now made clear that he simply suffered an injury and that there is no disagreement between himself and Manchester United .
He said, “Everybody in the club knows that I have a marvellous understanding with my coach Ferguson
“Ferguson said that he didn’t talk with the club doctor but he didn’t say that he doesn’t believe in my injuries and that we are in a fight,” Vidic said. “I am not unhappy at Old Trafford. I am just injured.
“I hope that I will be able to play as soon as possible.”
However, the Daily Mirror speculated that Vidic is set to leave Manchester United in the summer due to a combination of factors, including his wife’s unhappiness in Manchester. They suggest a list of possible replacements being lined up by the Old Trafford club, should they receive a £25million bid for Vidic which United would accept.
“Fergie’s scouts have been looking at Palermo’s 20-year-old centre-back Simon Kjaer, Juventus’s Georgio Chiellini, 25, and Bolton’s Gary Cahill , 24.” (IMscouting)
Nemanja Vidic is a world class centre back. We all know that and I am sure that reports of a bust up at Old Trafford are highly inaccurate but for argument sake lets look at the trio of centre backs reportedly lined up to step into the gap that the Serbian would leave.
Of the three only Italian international Chiellini could be classed as a top notch defender. Simon Kjaer is very much the unpolished article and the idea that Bolton think they can get £15m for the former Aston Villa man is laughable.
Yes our defence is in a little bit of a mess at present. However the injury crisis we have suffered would have knocked the stuffing out of any side and an in form and fit Vidic and Rio Ferdinand pairing would still surely be ranked as one of the best centre back partnerships in Europe.
Manchester United will not stand by and idly watch Real Madrid attempt to nab another player from under their noses, we have learned just how that Spanish giants operate and will surely never do business with the La Liga outfit unless we absolutely had no choice but to do so.
I am hopeful that all of this is merely media cods wallop and quotes attributed to Nemanja appear to suggest that all is well between the talented defender and our gaffer so at least that means we don’t even have to think twice about bringing in any of these over inflated overrated replacements.