Robin van Persie will miss ‘best friend’ Nemanja Vidic at Man United

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie admits he will miss Nemanja Vidic around Old Trafford next season

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Robin van Persie has expressed his sadness at Nemanja Vidic’s Manchester United exit this summer.

The Serbia international is set to move to Inter Milan next month after calling time on his decorated Red Devils career following five Premier League titles.

I will miss him. Manchester United will miss him and Inter are very lucky to have him

Robin van Persie

Van Persie became close to Vidic following his £24m move to United from Arsenal in 2012 – and the Netherlands striker paid tribute to his “best friend”.

“I think of him as a very good friend,” Van Persie is quoted as saying by Manchester Evening News.

“We got along very well. The kids go to the same school. My wife and Nemanja’s wife are really good friends and we became really close in those last two years.

“I do count him as one of my best friends. When I think of him as a footballer, Nemanja puts his head where other players are scared to put their feet. That’s Nemanja.

“At corners I’m always helping the defenders and he’s always close to me. I’ve seen him, time after time, diving with his head forward to block a ball.

“When I’m witnessing that, I’m scared for him. This is Nemanja. It’s unbelievable.

“I will miss him. Manchester United will miss him and Inter are very lucky to have him.”

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