Vidic having nightmare start at Inter

Nemanja Vidic

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has had a baptism of fire in Serie A with his Inter side losing again 3-0 to Fiorentina.

Nemanja Vidic may be wondering whether he made a mistake in joining Inter with the Nerazzurri's terrible start to the season continuing against Fiorentina.

The pressure is rising on Inter boss Walter Mazzarri, who may be fired soon if results don't pick up.

Vidic, who was brought in to solidify the Inter defence, has had the opposite effect so far this season having already given away two penalties.

The Serbian international was somewhat fortunate not to concede a third penalty early in the game when he wrestled with Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.

Babacar had his revenge shortly afterwards when he unleashed a screamer from distance that beat Samir Handanovic to make it 1-0.

Reported Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado then showed why he is hot property with a superb strike of his own to double the lead.

Vidic looked all at sea when Babacar combined with Cuadrado, who ran rings round the ex-Manchester United defender before forcing a smart save from Handanovic.

And Nenad Tomovic put the icing on the cake for Fiorentina when he scored only his second goal in Serie A, taking advantage of Inter's defence looking shellshocked.

Juan Jesus even had to clear off the line to prevent it becoming 4-0 in the closing stages, but the result was still another indignity for the Inter fans who are calling for Mazzarri to be sacked.

For Vidic life in Serie A has been extremely tough and he has seemed to struggle with creating an understanding with his fellow defenders.

Although the Italian press stated that Vidic was possibly Inter's most capable defender in Florence, that will be little consolation to a man with such high standards.

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