Friday, 7th February, 2014

Former Manchester United defender Gordon McQueen has expressed his disappointment at Nemanja Vidic's decision to quit the club at the end of the season.

The 61-year-old, who made 229 appearances for the club between 1978 and 1985, believes that the Serb has been outstanding during his stay at Old Trafford and feels his absence is going to be felt.

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"It's always a great disappointment when a great servant calls it a day", McQueen told the club's official website.


"We've had some great central defensive partnerships over the years like Gary Pallister and Steve Bruce. Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were in that class in their pomp.

"That's as good as he was and it's a shame it is going to break up but it's part and parcel of the game."

The Scot however remains confident about Vidic's success at the top level post his Manchester United exit.

"I think there will be plenty of clubs interested in him, without a doubt."

The timing of the announcement is also apt as McQueen feels that it will allow manager David Moyes with ample time to assess the situation and find the Serbian's replacement.

"David Moyes now knows exactly where he stands and he has given the manager enough time to perhaps look for another player in that department", the Scot added.

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