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“I’m Captain Of Manchester United – Why Would I Leave?”

This time last year, it seemed almost inevitable that Nemanja Vidic was going to leave Manchester United. Whilst the player had repeatedly claimed he was going to see out his contract, his agent seemed less certain.

However, out of the blue, Vidic went on to sign a new four year deal with the club and was named captain for the 2010-2011 season.

Silvano Martina has today reaffirmed Vidic’s commitment to the club, revealing a conversation he had with him over the possibility of moving elsewhere.

“Vidic is a player that everyone wants,” he told Radio Sportiva. “I talked to him about a hypothetical transfer and he said ‘I am the captain of Manchester United, I’ve won almost everything. ‘Why should I go to Italy right now that Italian football is going through such a turbulent moment?’. This response removes any doubt about his future – he stays where he is.”

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212 Comments

  1. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    @Colbert, It’s a matter of preference mate. I will take the goal United scored against Arsenal in the League or CL semi-final in 2009 or the great goal Scholesy scored against Panathanaikos in 2000. My personal preference is for that kind of football whereas the Europeans tend to gravitate towards and jerk-off to the more tippy-tappy Barcelona or Spanish style.

    I’d rather watch Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur than Barcelona vs Real Madrid like the Guardian author.

  2. man_utd_19 says:

    Smalling was a rock at the back. Phil Jones wasn’t bad. A bit disappointed by Cleverley in the first half cos he barely got a touch of the ball, but he improved in the second half and orchestrated some good moves. Welbeck – what a finish, coolly done!

    De Gea didn’t have much to do but pulled off a great save in the first half and could do little about Welbeck’s goal. I was also impressed by Javi Martinez and Mata.

  3. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Speaking of that Scholes goal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnQad_ulgQ

    One of the best thoughts to have in your mind as you hit the sack.

  4. Costas says:

    As a Panathinaikos hater, I had one more reason to enjoy that goal. :)

  5. Colbert says:

    Yes, that was some goal :D

  6. Rai says:

    Bilaji, Costas, Colbert – a brilliant fuckin goal guys. Takes a very special player to pull that off….my all time favourite chip though is Erics VS Sheffield United in the FA Cup. The Sunderland one gets more coverage but the one VS S.United was more difficult…the keeper wasn’t even off the six yard line!!

  7. fergie is the boss says:

    well has long has a top class CM is brought in I will be happy

  8. Zelh says:

    twitter rumour that we sign Sanchez and swap Nani+cash for Wesley. Sounds BS to me.

  9. fergie is the boss says:

    Zelh – that is why I call twitter twatter

  10. Clint-IamYourPapii says:

    Rai – Bilaji :lol:

  11. fergie is the boss says:

    But looking through twatter, the latest rumor is fergie has peronally told sanchez 2 move 2 united, thats the mail rumor. So there maybe hope united do want sanchez, but why have youg. If sanchez is signed is nani’s future in doubt

  12. Flangeguzzler says:

    @Sentaroking Javi Martinez is immense!! ever since i 1st saw him for Osasuna as a 17yo iv been impressed with him..id love to see him in our midfield!! Pure class , and at 6ft 3 you wouldnt be worried about him adapting to physical side of english game

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