Return of the captain after injury to Manchester United meant also the return of the trophy to the red part of Manchester. The last game of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the 2:1 victory over Swansea was under the captain leadership by the Serb.
Instead of lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy together with Patrice Evra, who replaced him at captain position while he was injured, Vidic decided to show respect to the Scott whose departing from United’s bench was yesterday followed by half of the world.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic was handed the silverware but he passed it on to Ferguson who gleefully held it aloft.
“I think it is a special day,” Vidic said. “In one way we are happy to get the trophy but in another we are sad the manager is not here another year.”
Another detail with Nemanja marked the match. Head defense from the grass showed that United’s captain should be regarded seriously even when he’s laying on the ground.
According to the analysis of the respectable sports website givemefootball.com, the captain of the 19-times English champion Nemanja Vidic is among the best 11 players of Manchester United coached by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Beside him, the ideal team includes the goalkeeper – Peter Schmeichel, right back – Gary Neville, left back – Dennis Irwin, centre back – Rio Ferdinand, right midfield – Cristiano Ronaldo, left midfield – Ryan Giggs, centre midfield – Paul Scholes, other centre midfield – Eric Cantona, strikers Wayne Rooney and Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
31-year-old Nemanja Vidic has played 260 games in his six years in Man United, scoring 19 goals.
The most prominent Serbian football referee, Milorad Mazic, has been calling the shots at the latest UEFA Champions League match between Manchester United and Braga, played at Old Trafford last night, October 23.
Aided by his assistants, Milovan Ristic and Igor Radojcic, he resolved several disputes and difficult situations with the utmost precision and professionalism.
After Braga’s two goals to nil lead, Mazic kept a large number of contacts between players under control. His timely reactions maintained a high level of sportsmanship throughout the game. Since he showed as few as two yellow cards during such an important match, it is obvious Mazic preserved his authority among both teams throughout the game.
Milorad Mazic opened this Champions League season by refereeing the match between Barcelona and Moscow Spartak.
Milorad Mazic became a FIFA referee in 2009. He is a UEFA Elite Development Category ref after having been a Category 1 referee for two years.
He is one of 52 international referees who have been preselected by the FIFA to referee the games of the 2012 World Cup.