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Twitter Wars: Nemanja Vidic Voted the Better Center-Back in Premier League History Against Virgil Van Dijk


Who would dare choose one over the other? Here’s the latest on Twitter as ex-Manchester United’s Vidic and Liverpool’s Van Dijk fans clash.


In case you missed it, Nemanja Vidic and Virgil Van Dijk are being compared on Twitter to establish who was the more complete Center-back in Premier League history. Vidic played for Manchester United between 2006-2014 winning five Premier League titles under head coach Sir Alex Ferguson. Virgil Van Dijk has been Liverpool’s most reliable defender in recent years since joining from Southampton in 2018.

How Did the Comparison Between Van Dijk and Vidic Begin?

On Twitter in 2019, Sky Sports polled users to determine the greatest Premier League center-back of all time.
In the quarterfinals and semifinals, Van Dijk beat Tony Adams and Vincent Kompany, in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.
But in the final poll, Vidic edged him 45% to 55%.

The conversation came to life in recent days and here are some of the best reactions to Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Carragher’s comment on Center-backs on Monday.

One fan argued that Van Dijk is not even the best Dutch Center-back the Premier League had ever seen; depending on your knowledge of football history, are you aware of former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam?

Former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand was also quick off his blocks.

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Well now you can decide who’s the better center-back between Nemanja Vidic and Virgil Van Dijk

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