Former Manchester United and Serbia defender Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement from football because of injury, it's been confirmed.
Manchester United took to Twitter to thank Vidic for his contributions to the club, having made 300 appearances for United. He earned 56 international caps and last played for Italian side Inter Milan.
Vidic said on United’s web site that:
“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.”
Persistent injuries forced Vidic into his decision to retire at the age of 34.
He won five Premier League titles, a Champions League crown, the FIFA Club World Cup amongst others with the Red Devils in his eight year spell at the club.
Vidic joined Manchester United in 2006 from Spartak Moscow and left Old Trafford two seasons ago to join Inter where he played 28 matches in his first season at the San Siro.
A hernia surgery in August, has taken a toll on him and from there, he failed to make another appearance for the club.
Vidic became one of the best defenders in Europe, and many Manchester United fans will appreciate it's no coincidence his time at the club is regarded by many as the golden eras.