Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 2 October 2014

I have never fallen out with Sir Alex: Vidic

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic claims he has no intention of leaving Old Trafford.

And the Serbian has been angered by rumours claiming his relationship with manager Sir Alex Ferguson has broken down.

Vidic has been struggling with a leg injury and sat out the 3-2 Champions League first leg victory against AC Milan in the San Siro on Tuesday.

He said: “I have never had a conflict of any kind with Sir Alex Ferguson and speculation that I want to leave United is completely untrue.

“I have a contract until the summer of 2012 and intend to see it through to the very last day. United have made me the player I am today and there is no substance whatsoever in rumours that I have been looking for a move away to either Real Madrid or AC Milan.

“I think I will return to action very quickly and hopefully I will be back to my best as soon as I am picked in the starting line-up again. We got a great result in Milan, but we have to raise our game for the return leg and I am sure we can.”

Unless Vidic can return to the United side and be a regular again, speculation regarding his future will continue, especially in the light of Ferguson’s capture of Fulham defender Chris Smalling and the increasing maturity of Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans.

Evans has now played 19 matches for the Red Devils this season and though he had a difficult night in Milan, Ferguson views him as a reliable partner to either Rio Ferdinand or Wes Brown.

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