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.

27/11/2009 09:14

Papers: Vida happy to stay

Vidic: I will never quit United
Nemanja Vidic has hit out at claims he wants to quit Manchester United. The big Serbian centre-back even revealed he would like to spend the rest of the best years of his career at Old Trafford. Vidic, who has 18 months of his contract to run, said: “I am happy here. A new contract? It depends on the club. We will see what happens. I don’t want to rush and speak about my future in the media. I will speak to the club. I don’t want to push the club. I don’t want to push anyone. I am here. I am happy. I think I have shown in the games that I want to be part of the team and to play every game 100 per cent.”
Bill Thornton, Daily Star

The Sun contradicts this, claiming the club has told Vidic to forget about a new contract until 2011 - a move which they believe could lead him to join Barcelona in the summer. The same tabloid says Sir Alex is monitoring 17 year-old Cardiff defender Adam Matthews.

Most of the papers also feature comments from Gary Neville regarding Liverpool's exit from the Champions League. "We went out of the competition ourselves after the group stage a few years back [2005] and they haven’t performed well enough in the Champions League this season to get the results," he said. The Star interprets this as, "Nev twists the knife - Liverpool deserved to go out snarls United skipper."

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