The agent of Inter Milan defender Nemanja Vidic has confirmed that Manchester United made an enquiry for the Serbian back in December, according to reports from the Mirror.
Vidic only left United at the end of last season following eight years at the club, joining Inter on a free transfer.
But, with United’s early defensive frailties, Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal was already looking to bring in additional defenders before the January window, with Vidic rumoured to be one of his targets.
Reports suggesting an argument with Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini fuelled rumours to the speculation, and Silvano Martina, the 33-year-old’s agent, has revealed that United did indeed make a move for their former captain.
However, despite the interest, Vidic is set to stay at the Giuseppe Meazza and play out the remaining two years on his contract.
“Will he stay at Inter? I think he should do, yes, because he has another two years on his contract,” Martina said.
“In fact, I want to reveal something. Last year he made a specific choice to come to Milan, seeing as Manchester United wanted to keep him and kept calling up to December.”
Vidic played 300 games for United from 2006-2014, scoring 21 goals.