With Nemanja Vidic now off to start the next venture of his career at Inter Milan, he believes that the Manchester United future is in safe hands with the likes of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
It has already been a massive week of change for Manchester United, with the squad and fans saying goodbye to Nemanja Vidic at games against Hull City and Southampton, to the announcement that his centre-back partner Rio Ferdinand will also be leaving Old Trafford this summer after not being offered a contract from Ed Woodward.
But Nemanja Vidic believes that the future of centre-backs at Manchester United is in safe hands.
Speaking with the clubs Official website, Nemanja Vidic said:
“I think it’s up to the new manager to decide but what I have to say is I have been training and playing with these guys and they definitely have all the ability they need to become top players
“I think Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, first of all, are people who are attracting a lot of interest here because they are national-team players and the future of English football, not just Manchester United.
“They definitely have the physical strength, pace and technique to play for this club and I think now is the time for them to step up next year and to maybe form the new partnership with Jonny Evans.
“I believe those three have to be the players who are carrying on and becoming the United defenders for the next seven or eight years. I think they have that capability and the experience to step up.”