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Manchester United will miss Vidic
Manchester United will miss Vidic.

2. Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic will walk away from the Premier League this summer with his status as one of English football’s greatest central defenders secured.

The Serbian, who has been a talismanic captain for Manchester United over the years, has won a multitude of titles during his eight-year spell at Old Trafford, including five Premier League winners’ medals and, of course, the 2008 Champions League.

Vidic was - and still is - as tough and as brave as defenders come, and the Red Devils will miss him. Sorely.

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