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All hail the mighty, retiring Nemanja Vidic

Former Manchester United captain, defender and all-around hero Nemanja Vidic has retired from football.

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Nemanja Vidic, once of Old Trafford, has retired from football at the age of 34.

The Serbian central defender made 300 appearances for Manchester United between January 2006 and summer 2014, scoring 21 goals in that time. Mostly headers. During his time at the club he won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the 2008 Champions League. He also contributed to United's record-breaking run of 14 clean sheets in 2008-09, and was named Premier League Player of the Year in that season and in 2010-11.

He played for Red Star Belgrade and Spartak Moscow before joining United, then had a brief, injury-blighted spell with Internazionale after leaving. He also picked up 56 caps for Serbia, scoring twice.

Right, that's the admin out of the way. Now let's get down to business: applied violence in video form. Here is Vidic doing a tackle.

Here is Vidic doing two tackles.

And here is Vidic scoring those 21 goals.

Do add your own favourite tackles and goals below. And if anybody can find a particular, ridiculous defensive header against Everton, the Busby Babe will be forever in your debt.