Vidic on how Moyes made him watch tapes of Jagielka

Date published: Sunday 18th September 2016 10:05

Nemanja Vidic Manchester United

Nemanja Vidic has discussed how David Moyes made him watch tapes of Phil Jagielka in order to improve his defending.

Vidic lasted just one season at Manchester United under Moyes, serving as captain for the Scot’s ill-fated 2013/14 season, where the club struggling to cope with the retirement of Alex Ferguson.

Moyes was sacked as manager in April after being appointed on a six-year deal, and the club finished seventh – their lowest-ever Premier League finish.

In an interview with FourFourTwo, the Serbian was asked, ‘How did you feel when David Moyes made you and Rio Ferdinand watch videos of Phil Jagielka defending? Was it as big a deal to the pair of you as has since been made out?’.

The now-retired 34-year-old replied: “Players don’t always like what managers say to them. That’s normal – it even happened with Fergie.

“The sad thing for me wasn’t any specific incident; it was that with David as manager and me as captain, we didn’t do well.

“As a team, we wanted to prove people wrong after Fergie went. We hoped to be better. We were not.

“We all lost and must share the responsibility and guilt, David as manager and me as captain.”

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