Time out with Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic was unknown when he joined Manchester United. But his performance and leadership meant he left Old Trafford as one of their greats.

FAREWELL: The Manchester United fans gave Nemanja Vidic a fitting send off

Nemanja Vidic came to the English Premier League in 2006. Classed as an obscure signing in the winter transfer window, the fee of £7 million raised even more questions about the unknown. It was thought that he was going to be heading to Serie A as Fiorentina were in the hunt to sign the Red Star Belgarde defender. United acted fast. This wasn't a knee jerk show of power. This was confirmation of the Manchester club's scouting network. Nemanja Vidic had been on Sir Alex's radar for 2 years. They waited as the Serbian international got his game together.