Manchester United legend, Nemanja Vidic has decided to retire.
The Serbian defender announced his decision on United's website, putting an end to any speculation linking him with a return to the Premier League this month.
In over eight seasons at Old Trafford, Vidic established himself as one of the most dominant centre-backs in Premier League history, with his partnership alongside Rio Ferdinand crucial to much of United's more recent success.
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In a statement on the club website Vidic revealed: "The time has come for me to hang up my boots. The injuries I have had in the last few years have taken their toll.
"I would like to thank all the players I have played with, all the managers and staff I have worked with, and say a big 'thank you' to the fans for their support over the years."
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During his time in England, the 34-year-old won five Premier League titles - two as captain - during 211 league appearances. The former Red Star Belgrade player also helped United win the 2008 Champions League, starting the final in Moscow against Chelsea.
Vidic left Old Trafford in the summer of 2014 to join Inter Milan following the upheaval of Sir Alex Ferguson's departure. Though his spell in Italy was not as successful, the Serbian will be widely remembered as one of the Premier League's greatest defenders in his peak.
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