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Ferdinand backs Vidic for award

Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand celebrate the Serb's goal v Inter Milan
Vidic and Ferdinand have impressed at the heart of United's defence

Rio Ferdinand thinks fellow Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic can win the PFA Player of the Year award.

The Serb, 27, was an ever-present during a run of 14 consecutive league clean sheets earlier this season.

Ferdinand told BBC Radio Manchester: "He'll definitely be in the running for Player of the Year.

"He's probably been our most consistent player, with Ryan Giggs and Edwin van der Sar. Those three have been stand-out. He's a top player."

Fellow Red Devils star Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award for the last two years.

Only one defender, Chelsea's John Terry, has been named Player of the Year in 15 years.

"Attacking players normally get the awards and the accolades," said Ferdinand.

"JT won it a couple of years ago but not many centre-halves have won it so it would be nice."

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