Manchester United To Fight Off AC Milan Interest With New Contract For Experienced Defender

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Injury-prone centre-back still valued at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United are keen to fight off interest in Nemanja Vidic from AC Milan by offering the Serbian a new bumper contract, according to the Metro.

The 31-year-old has had an injury-hit few years for the Premier League champions, and it is thought that Milan have been monitoring his situation with just 12 months remaining on his current contract.

However, new United manager David Moyes is keen to keep the experienced defender at Old Trafford until the end of his career, and has tabled a new contract running until 2016.

Vidic captained United to victory in the Community Shield last weekend, and has spoken of his confidence of the Red Devils continuing to find success this season even after the retirement of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

It would be a big boost to United’s chances if they can keep first-choice pairing Vidic and Rio Ferdinand fit for most of the season, though it has been suggested at points this summer that Moyes would ideally like to sign an addition at the back.

Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay was thought to be a top target for the former Everton boss, though a move never materialised.

If unsuccessful in their pursuit of Vidic, Milan are likely to make an offer for unsettled PSG centre-back Mamadou Sakho.

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