Former defender admits to wanting Man Utd job in veiled Mourinho dig

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has admitted he would love a crack at becoming the manager at Old Trafford.

Vidic played for United for nine years and retired from football back in 2016 after a spell with Inter Milan.

The Serbian was a pundit on beIN Sports’ coverage of the Manchester derby, which City won 3-1, and he talked himself up for the possibility of taking over at United one day.

“To be honest, in the future I would like to be the manager,” Vidic told beIN Sports .

“I would like to think that I know things. For me to criticise Jose Mourinho, as someone who may be in the future can become the manager, is not fair.

“It’s not the Manchester we are used to watching. It’s Mourinho’s Manchester and, when he came to Manchester, you have to accept that he is the manager who is going to play this kind of football.

“It is the kind of football he played at Inter, at Chelsea more or less, and [Real] Madrid maybe it was more open.

“At the end of the day, that’s Mourinho’s football.”