Highly rated central defender has been with the Red Devils for the past seven years now.
New Manchester United head coach David Moyes wants to offer club captain Nemanja Vidic a new contract to extend the defender’s stay in the north west beyond the end of this season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The experienced Serbia international, who missed the Premier League champions’ shock 2-1 loss to West Bromwich Albion in the top flight at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, turns 32 on Oct 21, while his current contract at the club expires on June 30 2014.
However, despite Vidic’s age and his recent poor run with injuries – the centre back missed seven months of the season back in the 2011/12 campaign after rupturing the cruciate ligaments in his knee playing against Basel in the Uefa Champions League – Moyes wants his skipper to shortly be handed a new one-year contract extension by the club’s hierarchy so as to keep the player at ‘The Theatre of Dreams’ beyond the end of the summer.
And the Scot even went as far as describing Vidic, who has played in 269 matches for the Red Devils since January 2006, as the best central defender that he had ever worked with in his 15-year managerial career.
“Vida is probably the best centre half I have ever worked with. He is that good, he really is,” said Moyes.
“If you took away the City game you are finding it hard to pick faults in any of them. I didn’t know about Vida’s contract. I have not looked into it yet. I am sure the chief executive and the club will be doing that.
“He’s not old. He is a really top centre half. The best I have worked with, that’s for sure.”