The two former players had a string of battles while playing against each other (Picture: Getty) Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has spoken about the time he nearly came to blows with Didier Drogba in one of his many on-pitch battles with the ex-Chelsea frontman. The two sides dominated the Premier League over a period of seven years with Vidic arriving in 2006 – just after Jose Mourinhos second title-winning season at Stamford Bridge – from Spartak Moscow. The Serbs physical duels with Drogba were one of the hallmarks of the matches between the two teams, though Vidic admits things nearly spilled over in the Champions League final in Moscow in 2008. Vidic says Drogba wanted to punch him in Moscow, though he only got a little slap (Picture: Getty) Speaking to The Athletic, the former centre-back recalled: Drogba wanted to punch me during the game. At first I was thinking: “What is he doing?” Then I went towards him. I was stupid, so was he. He was sent off. Advert..