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Nemanja Vidic lifts lid on his worst outing for Man Utd as he reveals his toughest opponent 

‘That was my worst game for United’: Nemanja Vidic admits 4-1 defeat to Man City was his worst outing for Red Devils as he reveals his toughest opponent was Sergio Aguero

  • Manchester United lost to rivals City 4-1 under David Moyes in September 2013
  • Serb ranks that defeat as his worst over double Champions League final losses
  • Vidic enjoyed a glittering career at United, winning five Premier League titles 

Nemanja Vidic has revealed that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was the toughest opponent he faced, as a tortuous afternoon at the Etihad left the former defensive titan reflecting on his worst game in a United shirt. 

Vidic enjoyed a glittering career at Old Trafford after joining from Spartak Moscow in 2006, making a total of 300 appearances for the club where he lifted five Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Champions League trophy. 

But the 37-year-old has spoken of his displeasure in coming up against Argentine striker Sergio Aguero. A 4-1 defeat to City in September 2013 proved to be, on reflection, Vidic’s worst game in a United shirt.

Nemanja Vidic has revealed that the 4-1 loss to Man City was his worst performance for United

Vidic said of how difficult it is to track the prolific City striker. 

Speaking to The Athletic, the Serb said: ‘I played against Aguero when they beat us 4-1 in the Moyes season.

 ‘He (Aguero) looks like he’s not interested in football on the pitch. He doesn’t look like a guy who will run 10 metres and then — bang — he makes the sprint.

‘I’m convinced that Aguero was born as a defender. He knows where the ball will come and where he can attack. But in the box, he has a low centre of gravity, which helps him change direction quickly — especially against the big English defenders.

‘That was my worst game for United. I know I’m supposed to choose those two final defeats to and they were horrible to lose. That one in Rome, and Wembley was even tougher.’  

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