Manchester United's captain Nemanja Vidic has announced that he will leave Old Trafford in the summer.
As reported by the Daily Star, the Serbian has been at the club since 2006 and has been coveted in success with the current Premier League champions.
The Serbian has become a fan favourite in his eight-years at the club and has made 284 appearances, scoring 19 goals to date.
Vidic stated: “My time at this great club will always rank as the best years of my career.
However, I want to challenge myself again and try to make the best of myself in the coming years."
Wherever Vidic goes, he will be a great addition who, on his day, is one of the Premier League's top defenders.
His departure represents the latest sign that David Moyes will rebuild the club in the summer and may finally represent the changing of the guard at the centre of United's defence, allowing the promising Phil Jones to move into his preferred position.
Vidic was an integral member of the United side that won the Champions League in 2008, and was part of the defence that famously went 1,311 minutes without conceding in the League (a record across all leagues).
Despite his multiple achievements in recent years, injury has affected his ability to play game-after-game and this may have played a part in the decision.
Regardless of the struggles Vidic has faced with injury in recent years, the Serb always gives his all on the pitch and will be sorely missed by United fans around the globe.
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