Vidic: I'm United for life

Nemanja Vidic says he hopes to spend the rest of his career at Manchester United and insists talk of him quitting the club was "never correct".

The Serbian star has long been linked with possible moves to Spain or Italy, even though he signed a new long-term deal at the start of this season.

But Vidic has emphasised his commitment to the club by insisting he wants to stay at Old Trafford for life.

"I hope to spend the rest of my career here at United," Vidic told the Sunday Mirror.

"I heard the speculation about me maybe leaving last year, but I know where I want to be and I have shown my commitment to the club.

"I have given the best years of my career to this club and the talk about me leaving here was never correct.

"I always give my best. Of course, sometimes you have good and bad days, but I think I always try to give 100 per cent - and especially now I have that armband and the responsibility that goes with it.

"I'm definitely here for the rest of my career now.

"It never came from my mouth that I would be leaving United. I love it here and I think I show that on the pitch."

The 29-year-old was handed the United captaincy last summer and he is delighted with how things of gone since he took the armband from Rio Ferdinand.

"The boss told me at the start of the season he was giving me the captaincy," he said.

"Then after a few games he said that I would be captain for the season, which was great news.

"Being captain of United is a big honour and I am really enjoying the role."

Source: Team Talk
Date Published: 18 April 2011