Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has paid tribute to manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Vidic feels very lucky to have had the opportunity to work so closely with Ferguson, whose statue will be unveiled later today.

"He's a great example for all managers and it's great to work with him," Vidic told MUTV.

"You learn something new from him every day - I have learnt a lot from him, not just as a footballer but in life [in general]. He gives all the players great confidence and belief and he does all he can to get the best out of his players. I think this is his biggest strength. He has faith in us and he trusts us and I'm really glad I have been able to spend nearly seven years working with him. He is a winner."