Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has finally announced his intentions to leave the club in the summer after continued speculations about his future at the club.
The strong Serbian center half has been linked with a host of other clubs in the past but has now eventually decided to quit Manchester United and find a new club in the coming summer. The former Spartak Moskva defender remains one of the most outstanding buys by Sir Alex Ferguson when he joined the reigning champions in the winter of 2005 for 7 million pounds.
Vidic, however, made it clear that he would never turn out for another English club clearly emphasizing his loyalty towards the red half of Manchester. He told the club’s official website,”I’m not considering staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for here is Manchester United.I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies. However, I have decided I will move on at the end of this season. I want to challenge myself again.”
The news has come across as a bitter surprise for the fans who are still reeling from their poor performance last week against Stoke despite having fielded a very strong side. David Moyes continues to stay under pressure and the prospect of having to find a replacement for the hard tackling Vidic is a uphill one.
With this news, United are likely to let go of their three stalwart defenders next season; Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Vidic.