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3 Players to replace Nemanja Vidic at Manchester United

Squawka News
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9.02K   //    06 Mar 2014, 03:45 IST
Nemanja Vidic Manchester United

Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United

With Nemanja Vidic having been confirmed to be leaving Manchester United in the summer, David Moyes is losing a defensive general and a rock at the back. He is also losing his captain.

Vidic has had his injury problems over the last few years but will be sorely missed at Old Trafford. It is now down to Moyes to find an adequate replacement in the summer and someone who can fit seamlessly into his back four straight away.

Here are three possible replacements Moyes could look at.

1. Juan Jesus

Juan Jesus of Inter Milan may not be a household name but he’s a solid defender and at a good age, too – he’s just 22.

Juan Jesus

Juan Jesus (L)

He is as capable at playing left-back as he is straight through central defence, so could be a valuable asset should Moyes’ future left-back position need covering.

Juan Jesus Duel SuccessJuan Jesus Duel Success – Serie A 2013/14

Juan has won 86 tackles in Serie A this season, the best figure for a defender in Europe’s top five leagues (EPL, Ligue 1, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A). That’s a phenomenal statistic and one that should make David Moyes sit on the edge of his seat.

To further add to that, Juan has won 43 headed duels from an attempted 74 – a 58% success rate. Another impressive figure.

At such a young age, he has plenty of time to adapt to a new country, a new league and can be coached into a top-class central defender. He has a market value of around £8 million so could be a steal for Moyes.
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