Vidic: ‘Jose Mourinho Knows What He is Doing’
Sports Gist: Ex Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic claims Mou know what he is doing at Old Trafford
Sports Gist: Nemanja Vidic speaking on Mourinho performance this season
“We are not in the position we would like to be of course but we are fighting for the Champions League,” the Serbian told Man Utd’s official club website.
“Before the season you always think United should compete for the title but it is not easy. Mourinho came and brought in four players, but to build a winning team you need time, six months is not enough, but I do believe the team is growing.
“Mourinho has been in charge of big teams and won trophies in different countries so he has experience and I believe he knows what he is doing.
“I am looking forward to next season, but this season realistically, if we can get Champions League and the cup we won already then we have to be satisfied this year.”
Speaking on Zlatan Ibrahimovic
“I always knew that he [Ibrahimovic] was a top player,” Vidic added. “I played a few times against him – he has played at different clubs, won many trophies and scored goals everywhere so it was not a surprise to me that he is scoring goals.
“English football is different but he adapted fast and in general, he has been consistent the whole season so I am really impressed by him especially the mentality that he still has and the hunger to play and score goals.
“At 35 years of age that is not easy because I am 35 and, to be fair, I am a bit tired of football and I need some times off to rest, but he seems like he is still enjoying playing football and that he feels good on the pitch.
“It’s good for the club and I hope that he will continue to be fit and will perform like he has been for most of the season. I admire his presence. He is good with the ball and he is good in the build-ups and of course, when he is in the box he is a threat.
“To be fair he was never counting on speed as a player and that is a positive sign that he can do well again next year.”
Speaking on Antonio Valencia
“I love Valencia and I have to say he was one of my favourite players because he is honest and always gives his best. He is good on the ball, strong and fast and he can play in different positions so he is a great player,” he said.
“I hope he will play for many more years on the level he is at now especially after the injury he had. It’s not easy to come back after that so that shows his character and the spirit he has.
“He has played many games this season and has been consistent and is a good player. He is one of the strongest players. He has both speed and strength, so it is not easy to play against him.”
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