Nemanja Vidic has admitted that the Manchester United squad lost belief in themselves as their troubled season under David Moyes continued to unfold. The United captain, who is departing the club to join Italian giants Internazionale in the summer, disclosed that it was not solely down to the handpicked successor to Sir Alex Ferguson as the United players argued amongst themselves more than ever.
“There was a transition,” Vidic told the Telegraph, “You get someone who sees football in a different way and he will want to put his stamp on the team and the way he wants to pay.
“Ryan Giggs shares the same ideas as Sir Alex Ferguson and has a more similar approach to the one we had with Sir Alex. The players are more than used to it and felt more comfortable with it.
“I am not saying that the David Moyes way was bad but these players feel more comfortable playing a certain way of football. You have to respect where you are and what you represent though, and there is no point speaking about someone who was here, who everyone knows lost his job because he did not succeed in doing what he wanted to achieve.
“The best answer I can say is that he tried really hard, he was professional. He was really committed to the job and desperately wanted to do well. But unfortunately, it didn’t happen and we are all sad.”
Vidic’s comments may come as a surprise to Manchester United fans, and football as a whole, as many have pointed their finger solely towards the former Everton boss. However, Vidic’s comments on their bickering squad will mean the new manager, tipped to be Dutch legend Louis Van Gaal, will have to completely rebuild the morale and harmony in the squad, while also bringing in new faces to replace players such as Vidic and Ferdinand, as well as club legend Ryan Giggs.
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