Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic recently decided to hang up his boots after terminating his contract with Inter Milan, and Manchester United fans and foes stood up to applaud the man who gave Old Trafford his best years at center back.
The 34-year-old spent 8 years at Manchester United, from 2006 to 2014, where he won the UEFA Champions League, League Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and five Premier League titles.
He is regarded as one of the greatest center-backs in the club’s history and fans took to twitter to pay their respect to the legendary defender upon his retirement from the game. Check out the best tweets below.
— Kwenziwe (@Namexjnr) January 31, 2016
So happy I got a shirt with Vidic on the back all those years ago — Zahraa Solomon (@Zahraa_777) January 31, 2016
Today a soldier, warrior, survivor and legend retires from football. Emotional day for me. Thanks for the memories Vidic. #VivaVidic
— Al-Harazi (@ClintonSpel) January 29, 2016
What a player Vidic was in his prime, him and Rio Ferdinand were one of the best ever CB pairings. — Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) January 29, 2016
Love you Vidic❤️😭🙌🏿thanks for everything pic.twitter.com/d5NKb9zmOr
— Tobi SDMN (@Tobjizzle) January 29, 2016
Vidic retires. What a player he was. Him and Ferdinand without question one of best centre back partnerships ever to play in this country — Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) January 29, 2016
That’s a lot of grief right there… So to make up for it we’ll leave you with a few tweets about current Manchester United defender Phil Jones.
Phil Jones: “It was a pleasure to play alongside Nemanja Vidic, a player who I always looked up to.” pic.twitter.com/ML9vLIXOpt
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) January 29, 2016
Vidic won, on average, a trophy every 20 games during his Utd career. While Phil Jones eats an average of 20 blades of grass every game. — Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 29, 2016