Vidic full of pride over Man Utd captaincy

Nemanja Vidic admits he's proud to have worn the captain's armband for Manchester United this season.

Nemanja Vidic admits he's proud to have worn the captain's armband for Manchester United this season.

After signing a new four-year contract, the Serbian has taken over from Patrice Evra as Sir Alex Ferguson's preferred choice as skipper in the continued absence of Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville.

Vidic won his first silverware in the role last month when United beat Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley and on Saturday, the 29-year-old kept the job even though Ryan Giggs started the victory against West Ham at Old Trafford.

It is testament to the performances Vidic has produced since his £7million switch from Spartak Moscow four-and-a-half years ago.

And even though he is not taking the accolade that seriously, he is enjoying the experience.

"It is a big achievement for me," he said. "No-one is going to say they don't want to be the captain of Manchester United and I am very happy with it.

"It is a major responsibility but I have always liked responsibility.

"I am not a player who shies away from it. Nothing has really changed in that respect."

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