Manchester United’s number one defender Nemanja Vidic has confirmed that he will leave the club at the end of the season, according to the official Manchester United website.
In a statement issued by the defender, the Serbian said:
“It’s the last year of my contract and I have had eight wonderful years here. My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career.
“I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies and I will certainly never forget that fantastic night in Moscow, memories that will live with me and the fans forever. However, I have decided that I will move on at the end of this season. I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years.
“I’m not considering staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for here is Manchester United and I was lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years. I’ve got a few options to move on and I will choose the right one for me and for my family.
“I am now going to focus all my efforts on playing for Manchester United and do the best I can for the team until the end of the season. I hope this stops any further speculation about my future.”
Vidic’s decision to leave United will come as a major blow to manager David Moyes. First, it means he’s leaving on a free transfer. Second, Vidic’s decision not to extend his contract at United is definitely a blow to a club like Man United.
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- Nemanja Vidic confirms Man United exit — Manchester United
- Andy Carroll row: FA bow to West Ham’s arbitration demands to keep sending-off saga out of High Court — The Mirror
- Fernandinho to make Manchester City return ‘in 15 days’ — MEN
- Jonathan Pearce’s commentary box climb at Goodison Park revealed — BBC Sport
- Dermot Gallagher lifts lid on Sir Alex Ferguson’s ‘influence’ of referees — The Mail
- Manchester City given go-ahead to increase capacity to 62,000 — The Guardian
- Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs in bid to buy Salford City football club — MEN
- Cheick Tiote suffers hamstring injury; will miss 3 games — Newcastle United
- Liverpool shoot to No 1 on the Premier League Fair Play ladder as Stoke bring up the rear — The Mail
- Garry Monk sets sights on becoming full-time Swansea City boss — Evening Post
- Man United’s David Moyes has made a Premier League high 83 team changes this season — 101GG
- Jason Kreis says NYCFC will be able to bring Manchester City players on loan — Goal
- David Beckham mobbed in Miami: Kids football photo-op abandoned — YouTube
- Juan Agudelo scores first European goal, nets in third game with Utrecht — Pro Soccer Talk
- LA Galaxy sign Bruce Arena to multi-year contract extension — LA Galaxy
- David Beckham’s MLS team still has Miami stadium problems to overcome — The Guardian
- Olympics opening ceremony gives soccer fans a look at World Cup 2018 stadium — Sports Illustrated
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