Fiorentina defender and Manchester United target, Nikola Milenkovic has picked former Red Devils centre-back, Nemanja Matic as his boyhood hero amid speculation that he is set to move to Old Trafford in the near future.
Milenkovic has been heavily linked with a move to United with it being understood that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to upgrade his defence in the summer and is looking to sign a long-term partner for Harry Maguire.
The Serbian idolises his fellow countryman, Vidic - who is widely considered as one of the finest defenders of his generation.
"When I was little, Serbian defender Vidic, who played for Manchester United, was my idol. He was a very strong defender: I still watch the videos of his highlights today," he said as quoted by Metro.
The 23-year-old has established himself as one of the best in his position, impressing for both club and country, racking up more than 100 appearances in the Serie A while also appearing 26 times so far for Serbia.
It will be interesting to see whether he does move to Old Trafford come the summer or eventually decide to remain in Italy and continue his progress in terms of skill and ability.