Gary Neville unimpressed with former teammate Vidic as Manchester United crash


One former Manchester United captain bemused by complaints from current skipper.

Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic received the fourth red card of his career against Liverpool yesterday.

It's an incredible statistic considering he has a total of six in his time in the Premier League.

The Serbian was vocal in his discontent at the dismissal, which came as a result of a second bookable offence - for a foul on Daniel Sturridge.

Vidic argued he did not make clear contact with the Liverpool striker, giving away a penalty during the incident.

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville was on commentary for Sky Sports at the time, and laid into Vidic, stating he had no grounds for argument.

He said: "I don't know what he's complaining about.

"You're asking for massive trouble when you dive in on a forward like that."

Due to the fact Vidic was already on a yellow, it's hard to disagree with Neville that he gave Mark Clattenburg few options.

Sturridge's pace meant that even the slightest contact would bring him down, and with a referee who had earlier shown he was not afraid to award spot-kicks in charge, Vidic certainly should know better.

Perhaps that's part of the problem, he may know better - but there is something about Liverpool which always seem to bring out the worst in him. A departure to Serie A may be coming around at just the right time for player and club.

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