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Rio Ferdinand And Nemanja Vidic Compilation 'Proves' They Were The Greatest Premier League Centre-Back Duo

Rio Ferdinand And Nemanja Vidic Compilation 'Proves' They Were The Greatest Premier League Centre-Back Duo

Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic forged a formidable Manchester United partnership as a stunning compilation highlighted why they are 'regarded as the Premier League's best defensive duo.'

Legendary former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson splashed out a then-British record transfer fee of £30m to sign Ferdinand from Leeds United in 2002.

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Ferdinand established himself as an instrumental figure in the United backline before another defining moment happened in his career: the signing of Vidic.

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United completed their acquisition of Serbian legend Vidic from Spartak Moscow for a reported fee of £7m in the 2006 January transfer window.

The United legends hoovered up the trophies before the pair left Old Trafford in 2014.

Now, one fan has produced a compilation to showcase exactly why Ferdinand and Vidic are so widely revered in football history.

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Fans have once again praised Ferdinand and Vidic's brilliance, with one saying they might be the best partnership there has been behind Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta.

"Nowadays, Rio would cost an absolute fortune," one fan said.

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Someone else posted: "Even watching this as a Chelsea fan, these [two] might be [the] greatest CB partnership there has ever been behind Nesta and Maldini."

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Compilation Shows Just How Great A Partnership Nemanja Vidic And Rio Ferdinand Were
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Compilation Shows Just How Great A Partnership Nemanja Vidic And Rio Ferdinand Were

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A third simply wrote: "Best defensive duo ever."

While a fourth added: "The best defenders I have ever seen in the world... They made me a proud MUFC supporter."

Ferdinand captured six Premier League titles, a Champions League and two League Cups during a glittering career at Old Trafford.

The 42-year-old BT Sport pundit left United in 2014 and signed for Queens Park Rangers.

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Ferdinand spent a single season with QPR before announcing his retirement from football.

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Vidic lifted five Premier League trophies, the Champions League and three League Cups during his illustrious playing career at United.

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The 39-year-old Serbian also exited Old Trafford in 2014 and spent two years with Inter Milan before announcing his retirement from football.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/PA

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, Premier League, Rio Ferdinand

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