Vidic: 'Everyone lost belief'

Nemanja Vidic Credit: PA

Departing Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic admits "everyone lost belief in the team" during a dismal season - but insists David Moyes was not to blame.

Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson last summer on a six-year contract but was sacked before his maiden season was out, with United finishing 22 points behind rivals and champions Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League and failing to qualify for Europe.

Vidic's eight-and-a-half-year association with the club ends with a move this summer to Serie A side Inter Milan, and he concedes his final season did not play out as he would have hoped

Moyes struggled with the step up from Everton to Old Trafford and his tactics were criticised, notably after the 2-2 draw with relegated Fulham when they racked up 81 largely aimless crosses before conceding a stoppage-time equaliser."

Vidic told the Daily Telegraph: "I am not saying that the David Moyes way was bad, but these players feel more comfortable playing a certain way of football.