Vidic vows to stay put
Serbian centre-half not planning to leave United
By Chris Burton. Last Updated: May 7, 2010 4:40pm
Nemanja Vidic has once again reiterated that he has no intention of leaving Manchester United.
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Speculation regarding his future refuses to go away, with reports continuing to link him with the likes of Real Madrid.
The Serbian centre-half is widely regarded as one of the finest exponents of his trade in European football, making transfer rumours almost inevitable.
The 28-year-old has matured into a defensive colossus during a four-year stint at Old Trafford, with his partnership with Rio Ferdinand seen as one of the best around.
He continues to be an integral part of United's plans moving forward, with Sir Alex Ferguson reluctant to see a player of his considerable talent leave.
Vidic insists he has no qualms about sticking around either, admitting he is growing tired at the constant reports of an imminent exit.
"I can't do anything about it," he told Sky Sports News.
"I have said many times I am here and I have shown on the pitch my commitment. I enjoy playing. Nothing changes, I am here."
While Vidic has spent much of his time with United alongside Ferdinand, both men have struggled with injuries over recent years.
That has allowed Jonny Evans an opportunity to prosper, with the Northern Ireland international having made the step up into the senior fold with consummate ease.
He has seen his efforts rewarded with a new four-year contract and Vidic feels that is just reward for a young player who has displayed plenty of promise.
"At only 21/22 years old he has played a lot in the last two seasons," he said.
"I think he has played in about 50 per cent of the games. He has been great this season.
"I think our defensive record shows that we have still conceded fewer goals than other teams and Jonny Evans has played a big part in that."