Football: Nemanja Vidic to leave Manchester United at end of season
LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic is to leave the English Premier League champions at the end of the season, in a move the Serbia defender hopes will end speculation about his future.
"I have decided that I will move on at the end of this season," he said in a statement on the club's official website. "It's the last year of my contract and I have had eight wonderful years here."
British press reports suggested the 32-year-old had not been offered an extension to his current Old Trafford contract and Vidic, who insisted he did not want to play for another club in England.
"I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years," Vidic explained. "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."