Vidic refutes United exit talk

Serbia international Nemanja Vidic has reiterated his desire to stay at Manchester United despite intense speculation continuing to link him with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer.

Last month, talk of a bust-up with manager Sir Alex Ferguson was refuted, but the exit rumours have continued to circulate as they have since last summer.

It was suggested before the current campaign got underway that Vidic’s wife was unhappy in England and was seeking to leave Manchester.

However, the defender has now told Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti:“I will repeat for the 100th time, my contract with Manchester is until the summer of 2012 and I want to stay in Old Trafford until the last day.

“Only this is true, everything else is a baseless story. I have made a career in Manchester and I respect that fully. No-one has contacted me and I have not spoken to anyone.

“Firstly, I had troubles with a calf muscle, but I started with training too early and felt strong pain in the back of a calf. I am healthy (now). I feel strong and I believe I can return in full.”

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