Nemanja Vidic has confirmed that he will leave Manchester United as a free agent this summer after eight years of service to the club.
The 32-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Inter Milan over the course of January but has admitted that United is the only team he could play for in England.
He said: “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.”
While it isn’t a surprise to hear the news, it’s still gut wrenching to hear that our captain Nemanja is leaving. In his prime, he was one of the world’s best defenders and it will be sad to see him leave but now is the right time.