Manchester United’s exit-bound captain, Nemanja Vidic, has admitted that he was always going to leave England after this season as he never wanted to play for anyone other than the Red Devils, according to Sky Sports.
The Serbian centre-back will make his last Premier League appearance at Old Trafford tonight as United take on Hull City, and it’s expected to be a fairly emotional occasion. In a heartfelt farewell to the supporters who have watched him boss their side’s back line for eight years, Vidic stated that he would always love the club and that there was never any chance of hanging around after the culmination of this campaign.
“I have no regrets," he said.
"I've given this club 100 per cent and my time at this club will always rank as the best part of my career.
"It has been a great eight years - or a great seven years because at the moment we are not doing so well!”
The 32-year-old then went on to confirm that he was always going to leave this summer, prior to his pre-agreed move to Inter Milan.
“I never considered staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for in this country is United and I have been lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years. I've got so many great memories. I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.”
Having been one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most consistently great players over the last few years, Vidic’s departure is one that United will be taking seriously. Reports suggest that they are already considering a move for Borussia Dortmund stat Mats Hummels, and will step up their movements once Louis van Gaal is officially named as boss.