"VVD is far better than Vidic," Jamie Carragher claimed Liverpool star is better than Man United legend Nemanja Vidic

Former Liverpool cb Jamie Carragher has his say about Virgil van Dijk's poor performances as he still putting him top over Nemanja Vidic

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Carragher replied in response to a tweet that said, Van Dijk is experiencing one of the worst falloffs in Premier League history. He clearly made the comparison between the United legend Nemanja Vidic & VVD. He tweeted,

"VVD is far better than Vidic, who was a top CB, but have you forgot his performances against Torres? Rio & JT had poor seasons in their career like all players, VVD is having one now. No CB in the PL era has ever had VVD's impact on a team."

Carragher's comments drew mass backlash from Manchester United fans who insisted Vidic to be the better defender. The Serbian became one of the Premier League's most highly-regarded center-backs during his time at Old Trafford.

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Jamie Carragher's Tweet about Virgil van Dijk & Nemanja Vidic

Van Dijk will likely go down as one of Liverpool's greatest-ever players. He has made 214 appearances for them till now, winning the title once. However, he has experienced a dip in form this season and hasn't been delivered like his recent years. He made 33 times appearances across competitions, scoring three goals and helping his side keep 11 clean sheets.

Manchester United fans have been particularly felt bad & angry by Carragher's claims about Vidic's performances against Liverpool hero Fernando Torres. Many are pointing out that the Serbian conceded only three goals in 15 games against the iconic Spanish striker.

Nemanja Vidic for Manchester United:

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Nemanja Vidic

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  • 300 Games
  • 146 Clean sheet
  • 21 Goals
  • 5 Premier Leagues (incl. a 3-peat)
  • 1 Champions League
  • 5 Community Shield
  • 3 League Cup
  • 1 Club World Cup
  • 2x PL player of the season
  • 4 PFA Team of the Year inclusions (3 consecutive)
  • 2 FIFA FIFPro World XI inclusions

Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool:

Nemanja Vidic | Virgil van Dijk | Sportz Point

Virgil van Dijk
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  • Win ratio: 69.16% W:148 D:30 L:36
  • 2019 PFA Player of the Year
  • 2018/19 Premier League Player of the Year
  • Champions League 2019
  • UEFA Player of the Year 2019
  • UEFA Defender of the Year 2019
  • European Super Cup 2019
  • FIFA Club World Cup 2019
  • Premier League 2019/20
  • League Cup 2022
  • FA Cup 2022
  • League games/goals/assists: 153 / 16 / 3
  • Total games/goals / assists: 214 / 19 / 6

Nemanja Vidic & Virgil van Dijk | A small Comparison

  • Games: 211-220
  • Goals Conceded: 133-202
  • Clean Sheet: 95-90
  • Blocks: 139-111
  • Interceptions: 368-338
  • Tackles: 363-225
  • Tackles Won: 274-153
  • Last Man Tackle: 15-5
  • Clearances: 2,232-1,133
  • Headed Clearances: 1,385-634
  • Error Leading Goal: 3-4
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