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Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic scores the opening goal against Bayern Munich in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg tie, 1 April. Reuters

Former Manchester United skipper, Nemanja Vidic, who recently left the club to join Inter Milan played his first game of the year and his first for the team since November. The skipper who had a reputation for popping an unusual goal while he was still with Manchester United scored his first goal for his new club, which secured a 3-1 win over Genoa in their Serie A clash on Sunday.

In January 5, 2006, the former Serbia International joined Manchester United coming from Spartak Moscow. Vidic agreed to the sign-up amount offer of 7 million pounds and since then, he has successfully established a name with the club. He practically stood out, which is something that Manchester United would consider as a good investment.

Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal took Nemanja Vidic to the club because of his aerial presence, great organisational skills on Manchester United's backline, and his thirst for winning. The same qualities made Vidic among the world's best centre-back.

Following Vidic's replacement of Gary Neville's captainship in 2010, Nemanja's world-class performance and skills have been unleashed. He was well observed to be at his performance peak when playing alongside defensive partner, Rio Ferdinand. In fact, their tandem was by far the strongest Europe has ever seen.

Needless to say, Nemanja Vidic was a key player who contributed to Manchester United's many victories. During his 300 appearances for Manchester United, he was able to bring home five Premier League titles.

After his transfer to Inter Milan, Vidic appears to lose his performance grip as he only made 9 appearances during Serie A season and won 75% of his aerial duels. After his securing his first goal with his new club, Inter fans are hopeful that it is just first of many. Inter Milan is now 15 points behind leader Juventus and five points behind the third-placed Napoli and Lazio.

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