Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic was a correct centre-back and the hardest defender within the Premier League at his peak, in accordance with talkSPORT pundit Darren Bent.
And that’s apparently as a result of the large Serbian and five-time league champion usually left his mark on his opponents, fairly actually.
However, at the least he apologised for it…
Former striker Bent seemed again on the hardest opponents he confronted in his profession on the talkSPORT Breakfast, after Lionel Messi was given a stark warning NOT to play in England.
The Argentine Maestro has been linked with a shock transfer to Manchester City, following reviews he needs to depart Barcelona after their embarrassing Champions League exit.
Nonetheless, Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain mainly instructed Messi to not go, telling the Spanish press in regards to the toughness of the Premier League, the place defenders ‘kick the s**t out of you’.
And a bit headlined ‘the foul English’, Higuain instructed Marca: “England? Over there defenders kick the s**t out of you and nothing will get given.
“They’re constructed like wardrobes they usually hit you. I suffered lots within the English league. I didn’t handle to adapt in six months.”
This received Bent eager about the toughest and nastiest defenders he got here up in opposition to throughout his profession within the English prime flight.
And requested about his hardest opponent, he shortly mentioned: “Vidic!
“Right away, no hesitation – Vidic.”
And the previous Tottenham, Sunderland and Aston Villa star defined simply why the Serbian was so ‘horrible’ to face as a striker.
“He actually was horrible, and stable. Completely stable.
“Studs about two inches lengthy, proper down the again of your Achilles and your calf…
“ what’s humorous, each time he’d hit you with a knee in your again, or he’d rake down your calf, he’d then be like: ‘Ahh, sorry Benty, sorry!’
“That after he’d performed it about 4 instances!
“He was so good, although. He may play. He and Rio Ferdinand had a very good partnership.
“However so far as being horrible and actually aggressive – Vidic was the toughest I performed in opposition to.”
Take heed to what Bent needed to say in regards to the Man United legend in full above!