During Sir Alex Ferguson's final home game as Manchester United manager in May 2013, Nemanja Vidic proved why he is not only an excellent defender on the ball, but why he will put his whole body on the line to make sure the ball doesn't end up in the back of the net. Those who remember this moment may remember that he didn't actually make contact with the ball after a shot from Swansea, his forehead merely met the solid turf of Old Trafford after a rather spectacular attempt at a diving header/block. Vidic was fine after the bizarre incident, the same can't be said about the pitch. Vidic is one of the bravest defender's to ever play in the Premier League, and whilst this incident came off as a funny moment, no one can doubt Vidic's commitment to his position and his team. This was just one example of many throughout the Serb's Old Trafford career, he is one of the last of a dying breed of rough and tumble centre backs the likes of which the modern game doesn't seem to have need for.
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