Nemanja Vidic Admits He Came Very Close to Joining Liverpool

Nemanja Vidic Admits He Came Very Close to Joining Liverpool

Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic has admitted he came very close to joining the Red Devils’ bitter rivals Liverpool earlier in his career.

The Serbian centre-back joined United in 2006 and spent eight years at Old Trafford, where he won five Premier League titles, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

Now 34 and retired from football, the stubborn defender will undoubtedly go down as one of United’s all-time great players, but things could have been very different had then Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez been a bit more persistent.

He told FourFourTwo: “Yes. Rafa Benitez called me and I nearly went there. I was interested in going but my English wasn’t good and I was struggling to communicate.

“Then Manchester United came. Fergie called me at my apartment and said: ‘I watched you play for Serbia against France – I want you here’. United were decisive. Everything was done very quickly, within two days.”

Ironically, Vidic struggled playing against Liverpool more than most, and was sent off against the Reds on three different occasions whilst in England.

But just image if he’d put pen-to-paper for Liverpool.

How many more trophies would Liverpool have won? And perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson’s final period as United manager might not have been so glorious.

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