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Man Utd legend Nemanja Vidic reveals the four best Premier League strikers he faced, including Peter Crouch at Liverpool – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Nemanja Vidic has named the four toughest opponents he has faced in the Premier League.

Serbian powerhouse, 39 years old, spent eight years in Old Trafford after arriving from Spartak Moscow in 2006.

Vidic called Crouch one of his toughest opponents
Vidic called Crouch one of his toughest opponents

And despite being overtaken many times by Fernando Torres, Peter Crouch was the first Liverpool striker Vidic had to face.

I said The Athletic: “My first experience was Peter Crouch.

“I have never seen a two-meter tall player before. He played for Liverpool and we played against them in a cup game at Anfield.

“I was thinking ‘Wow, what can I do with this guy today?’

“Then I saw Bellamy next to him, not a very good ball player but very, very fast. He ran into space, Crouch would jump in the air. I’ve never seen football play like that. like this.

“I’ve never had a No. 9 and a sharp, quick player next to him. I know how to deal with each individual, not both at the same time.

“I played with Wes Brown, it was a tough game, a long game. We lost 1-0.”

Vidic also mentioned the amazing Chelsea Didier Drogba and a deadly combination of strength and intelligence.

Didier Drogba is a nightmare for Chelsea's rivals

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Didier Drogba is a nightmare for Chelsea’s rivalsCredit: News Group Newspaper Ltd

He added: “He is a very intelligent player who will go into the brains of defenders. He’s strong, but he’s always thinking first.

“He’ll think, ‘If the defender pushes me now, I’ll go down’ or ‘Next time I’ll be strong’

“He’s scored a lot of important goals, he’s very consistent. I played with him when we were both at the peak of our careers.”

Vidic’s watchlist is complete with the Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero and former star of the Red Devils Luis Suarez.

He explained: “I believe Aguero was born a defender. He knows where the ball is going and where he can attack.

“I went up against him when they beat us 4-1 in the Moyes season.

“[Suarez is] An energetic player. He’s different from Aguero, who doesn’t run for 90 minutes – he’s a player who uses his instincts. Everything is done in batches. I don’t think he knew exactly what he was doing, but he succeeded.

“The ball would go over a defender’s feet and people would think it was an accident, but he has enough force to do it.”

Luis Suarez joins Barcelona after overcoming Prem by storm

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Luis Suarez joins Barcelona after overcoming Prem by stormCredit: PA: Press Association
Sergio Aguero recently retired after a health crisis following a fantastic career with Man City

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Sergio Aguero recently retired after a health crisis following a fantastic career with Man CityCredit: PA: Press Association

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