Nemanja Vidic used manutd.com to announce his retirement from the game today.
That’s despite the Serbian defender leaving the Old Trafford club in 2014 and spending the last year-and-a-half as an Inter Milan player.
He only managed 28 appearances with the Italian giants before being relegated to the bench under Roberto Mancini in his second season and managing zero appearances before being released by the club earlier this month.
Vidic has now called time on his career at the age of 34 and he’s used the official site of his old club to announce that.
Speaking to manutd.com, Vidic – who made 300 appearances in his career with the club – said: “The time has come for me to hang up my boots.
“The injuries I have had in the last few years have taken their toll.
“I would like to thank all the players I have played with, all the managers and staff I have worked with, and say a big ‘thank you’ to the fans for their support over the years.”
It’s unusual to see players not attached to a club announce their retirement on a former team’s website like this.
But it’s perhaps a measure of Vidic’s relationship with United and their fans that he chose manutd.com to announce he’s hanging his boots up.
He’ll be remembered by supporters for being one half of a formidable defensive partnership with Rio Ferdinand and helping bring five Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Champions League to Old Trafford.
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