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Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has named the elite of the Premier League strikers that he faced during his stay at Old Trafford.

Nemanja Vidic is a Manchester United legend. He won five domestic titles and a Champions League with them. The player recently talked with The Athletic and opened up about the strikers who were the most difficult for him.

Among the four names that he has taken, the first one is Peter Crouch. Vidic says the height of the former Liverpool striker really troubled him. He says that during a game at Anfield, he was bamboozled by the player and was at sea regarding how to tackle the lanky striker.

Then the defender names Chelsea legend Didier Drogba. Vidic says that the former Ivory Coast international was someone who really was a tricky opponent.

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“He was a very clever player who would get into the brain of the defenders. He was strong, but he was always thinking ahead. He would think, ‘If the defender pushes me now I will go down’ or ‘Next time I will go strong,” Vidic said.

His other two names comprise of Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and former Liverpool man Luis Suarez.

Sergio Aguero is the only one among the four who is still active in the Premier League and is one of the top goal-scorers of English football.

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“I’m convinced that Aguero was born as a defender. He knows where the ball will come and where he can attack,” he said.

“I played against him when they beat us 4-1 in the Moyes season.

“Suarez is an energetic player. He’s different from Aguero who doesn’t run for 90 minutes. He’s a player who uses instinct. Everything is done in bursts. I don’t think he knows exactly what he’s doing but he succeeds,” Vidic concluded.