WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Vidic going nowhere

25/08/2009 08:24

Vidic: I'm still happy at United

Nemanja Vidic vowed he will prove his commitment to Manchester United with his performances in the coming weeks.
The Serbian's advisor, Paolo Fabbri, was quoted last week as saying the centre-back would welcome a switch to Barcelona. It set alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford as Vidic has become one of Europe's top defenders since joining three years ago. Vidic's wife was also reported as being unhappy in Manchester.
But Vidic insists he is focused only on United's title defence and Fabbri denied making the comments. Vidic, 27, said: "I've never said anything about Barcelona, or Real Madrid or AC Milan – or any club. I never speak about my future so I don't know why someone else does. I showed at Wigan on the pitch how happy I am at this club. Any fan of United only has to see how I played to know how committed I am."
The 5-0 win at Wigan on Saturday was Vidic's first game back after an ankle injury. He spoke to Fabbri about the story to voice his concern at the timing of it, after United lost Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. Vidic added: "I don't want it to have an impact. I'm here and committed. I'll show that with how I play. It's not true that my wife is not happy. I don't know how that rumour came out, she's not what you'd call a famous wife. She's never spoken to a newspaper."
Martin Blackburn, The Sun

The same story appears in a host of other papers, including The Daily Mail, The Daily Star, The Express, The Times and The Telegraph. In fact, the only other major piece of United news making headlines today is a report in The Mirror claiming Anderson could be on his way out of Old Trafford.

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