Agent - Vidic is like Messi
Nemanja Vidic's agent has ruled out him departing Man Utd, insisting it would be the equivalent of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 09/01/12 2:46pm
Nemanja Vidic's agent has ruled out the captain departing Manchester United, insisting it would be the equivalent of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona.
Serbian centre-back Vidic will spend until next season on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury during United's UEFA Champions League defeat to Basel at the beginning of December.
His absence has struck a severe blow to Sir Alex Ferguson's men as they bid to defend the Premier League title.
Vidic's agent Silvano Martina says the 30-year-old, who is contracted at Old Trafford until summer 2014, is committed to United and focused on recovering from his injury.
And the representative has likened the skipper's importance to the Red Devils to that of Barca superstar Messi's at Camp Nou.
He told calciomercato.it: "Vidic for Manchester United is like Messi for Barcelona. How could you take him?
"He's the United captain and a key player for Sir Alex Ferguson. A move next summer is absolutely not an option.
"The player is only thinking of recovering as soon as possible from his ugly knee injury."