MANCHESTER UNITED legend Nemanja Vidic has named the 4 hardest opponents he confronted within the Premier League.
The Serbian powerhouse, 37, spent eight years at Old Trafford after arriving from Spartak Moscow in 2006.
Vidic has referred to as Crouch one among his toughest-ever opponents
And regardless of being overrun a number of occasions by Fernando Torres, Peter Crouch was the primary Liverpool striker Vidic bemoaned going through.
He informed The Athletic: “My first expertise was Peter Crouch.
“I’d by no means seen a two-metres tall participant earlier than. He performed for Liverpool and we performed them in a cup recreation at Anfield.
“I used to be considering ‘Wow, what can I do as we speak with this man?’
“Then I noticed Bellamy subsequent to him, not an incredible participant on the ball however very, very quick. He would run into area, Crouch would leap into the air. I’d by no means seen soccer performed like this.
“I’d by no means had a No9 and a pointy, quick, participant subsequent to him. I knew cope with them individually however not each of them on the similar time.
“I performed alongside Wes Brown, it was a tricky recreation, an extended recreation. We misplaced 1-0.”
Vidic additionally talked about Chelsea nice Didier Drogba and his deadly mixture of energy and intelligence.
Didier Drogba was a nightmare for Chelsea’s opponentsCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
He added: “He was a really intelligent participant who would get into the mind of the defenders. He was sturdy, however he was at all times considering forward.
“He would suppose, ‘If the defender pushes me now I’ll go down’ or ‘Subsequent time I’ll go sturdy’
“He scored so many vital objectives, he was very constant. I performed towards him after we have been each on the peak of our careers.”
He defined: “I’m satisfied that Aguero was born as a defender. He is aware of the place the ball will come and the place he can assault.
“I performed towards him once they beat us 4-1 within the Moyes season.
“[Suarez is] an brisk participant. He’s totally different from Aguero who doesn’t run for 90 minutes – he’s a participant who makes use of intuition. All the things is finished in bursts. I don’t suppose he is aware of precisely what he’s doing however he succeeds.
“The ball will undergo a defender’s legs and folks will suppose it’s an accident, however he has this sheer power to do it.”
Luis Suarez joined Barcelona after taking the Prem by stormCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Sergio Aguero remains to be plying his commerce within the English high flightCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation