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Fans’ view: Would you take Nemanja Vidic back at Manchester United?

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United have had a history of signing players past their prime having brought in the likes of Michael Owen and Henrik Larsson in recent years.

Although the transfers didn’t always come off, the policy sometimes brought success for Sir Alex Ferguson, who wasn’t afraid to take a risk on players he admired despite their age or downturn in form.

The latest player that falls into that category to be linked with United is Nemanja Vidic. Rightly regarded as an all-time United great, Vidic has had an indifferent spell at Inter Milan since leaving Old Trafford for Italy last summer.

We asked our Twitter followers whether they would take the Serbian back if he was available on the cheap at the end of the season:

Although the large majority of fans are against bringing Vidic back to the club, some could see the merits of a move.

On the one hand, Vidic’s best years are clearly behind him and it is highly unlikely he will be able to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI.

On the other, United have been forced to blood youngsters such as Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett at the back this term due to a lack of depth in the position. Vidic would be a big presence in the dressing room and could be a fantastic plan B for the team if used sparingly.

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