The Serbian defender knows what it takes to be a success at Old Trafford, winning 16 major trophies over a nine-year spell at the club.
In that time, he emerged as one of the best centre backs in the world, forming a formidable partnership with Rio Ferdinand at the heart of Sir Alex Ferguson’s defence.
And despite United being far away from the title-winning teams Vidic was part of, the Serb does see a bright future for the club with Mourinho at the helm.
Speaking to manutd.com, Vidic said: “We are not in the position we would like to be of course, but we are fighting for the Champions League.
“Before the season you always think United should compete for the title, but it is not easy. Mourinho came and brought in four players, but to build a winning team you need time, six months is not enough, but I do believe the team is growing.
“Mourinho has been in charge of big teams and won trophies in different countries so he has experience and I believe he knows what he is doing. I am looking forward to next season.
“But this season realistically if we can get Champions League and the cup we won already then we have to be satisfied this year.”
Champions League and the League Cup isn’t what United fans will be wanting, but it’s the best they can expect from a season that’s been dogged by too many draws.
Mourinho’s men sit fifth in the English Premier League at the moment, four points off rivals Manchester City in the final Champions League spot.
They’ll still be confident they can claim a top four spot to guarantee football among Europe’s top clubs next season, but it will be a tough battle alongside City, Arsenal and Liverpool.