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I would beef for Drogba, fish for Aguero: Vidic

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Beef and chicken for Drogba, fish for Aguero -- former Manchester United star Nemanja Vidic's meticulously planned pre-match diet, back in the day, certainly provides for thought.

Vidic, who had earned a reputation as one of the world's best centre-backs during his days at Old Trafford, was in the country recently to launch the chapter of For Peace.

"I eat more chicken, beef and pasta before the game (when I have to play against (Didier) Drogba but if I play against (Sergio) Aguero I eat fish, you know, right to maybe lose one or two kilos," Vidic said, recalling his preparations before lining up against the world's best in his heydays.

For Peace, which is supported by the and the UK Foreign Office, will identify 10-12 cities in the country as part of its 'Cities for Peace' initiative.

Asked about the initiative in India, the 36-year-old central defender from had good things to say and sounded optimistic about the future of the sport in the country.

"I think it's a good project. Because in Serbia, they still don't have great facilities. But I think what the is targeting is helping these coaches to grow and to give the best possible knowledge to these young kids to grow."

"We need as a nation to play because if you have players from I think everyone would be excited to play in the Premier League. I saw these kids, they are very competitive. I think the future is there," Vidic said during an interview with Ranveer Singh, who is a Premier League in India.

Vidic played under the for more than seven years at United, helping the club win five Premier League titles, one trophy and several cup competitions, before the Serbian moved to Italy's Inter Milan in 2014.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 13:20 IST