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Nemanja Vidic Announces Retirement


Manchester, England – Former Manchester United longtime defender Nemanja Vidic has released a statement through the club’s website announcing his retirement from soccer.

“The time has come for me to hang up my boots,” said Vidic. “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.”

The Serb, who won five Premier League titles and the Champions League in his eight-year spell at Old Trafford, says injuries have forced his retirement.

Vidic joined Inter Milan on a free transfer in July 2014 and made 28 appearances for Roberto Mancini’s side in his first season, but did not feature for the Nerazzurri this campaign following surgery on a hernia in August.

Since, the 34-year-old left Inter Milan by mutual consent at the beginning of January after failing to make an appearance for the Serie A side this season.

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