The tiresome Nemanja Vidic will-he-won’t-he leave saga rumbles on with the giant Serbian defender denying reports he is seeking a transfer. The former Spartak Moscow player, injured for much of the season, told club mouthpiece United Review that ‘other people’ have created speculation about his long-term future at Manchester United.
“I have never said anything about wanting to leave,” said Vidic, who is yet to sign a new contract with the club.
“The speculation has all been generated by other people.”
“I think one reason it went on for so long was because I was injured and didn’t have many chances to speak out about the issue.”
“But I haven’t spoken to any other clubs.”
“United is a great club. I have had a lot of success and made a name for myself here. I appreciate all of that.”
Vidic’s deal with Untied runs to June 2012, with a constant stream of press reports that AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona want to acquire the defender’s signature.
Reports suggest the defender wants a bumper £100,000 per week contract to stay at Old Trafford, while this month’s Red Issue fanzine suggests a deal with Real was signed last December.
Rant’s money is firmly on the latter.