Manchester United To Offer Key Defender New Contract

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Serb has been a rock at the back since first arriving at the Red Devils in 2006. 

Premier League champions Manchester United are preparing to offer captain Nemanja Vidic a new contract to extend the influential centre back’s stay at Old Trafford beyond the end of his current deal, which expires at the climax to this season, according to reports in the Daily Express.

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The experienced Serbia international has been with the Red Devils now since joining the club from Russian giants Spartak Moscow in January 2006 for a transfer fee of just £7 million.

And in the intervening seven-year period, Vidic has gone on to establish himself as being one of the most impressive and consistent central defenders, both in the Premier League, as well as across the whole of the Continent.

But with Vidic’s present deal in the north west set to run out on June 30 2014, there were some doubts as to whether or not the club would offer the Serb a new contract or not, especially given the player’s poor recent injury record, as well as his age.

United have consistently operated a club-wide policy in recent years of only handing out one-year contracts to those players in their thirties and with Vidic now aged 32, it is expected that the defender will just be given a 12-month extension on his current deal.

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