Date: 19th April 2016 at 7:27pm
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And we should take heed.

This season it`s fair to say, as was probably the case last season, Manchester United through one reason or another, have been forced to field a defensive unit with more than a sprinkling of youngsters.

However, it has to be said that they`ve coped admirably and some, no doubt will go on to be stars of a future Manchester United side.

But somebody who has, it has to be said, more than a sprinkling of appearances in the familiar shirt of Manchester United, Nemanja Vidic, has had a few words to say about the integration of the youngsters with Vidic remarking,

‘I think it’s more difficult for defenders, especially when you have three or four of them playing together in the same match…in defence, I think you need someone who can lead these young boys.
‘Manchester United always need to win trophies and when the club don’t, players have to accept some criticism and that can be hard for the younger ones to take. They need some experienced players to take that weight off their backs.’

Some very wise words from someone who knew the role of a defender inside out.