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Vidic set for ‘sad’ United farewell

06 May 2014, 18:28

London - Nemanja Vidic has said he is uncertain as to how he will react when he takes part in his final home match as a Manchester United player on Tuesday evening.

The Premier League fixture against Hull is set to be the final time club captain Vidic, 32, turns out in front of the Old Trafford faithful as a United player, with the Serbia centre-back joining Inter Milan after the end of the season.

"You never know what is going to happen with your emotions," Vidic said in an interview published in Tuesday's matchday programme for the Hull game.

"You can try to predict but I wasn't emotional before and I haven't cried yet! We will see what happens after the last game. It is going to be sad."

"As we didn't do well this season, that walk around Old Trafford won't be the same after many years where we have always been celebrating something after the final game.

"Now, it has become a chance to thank the fans for supporting us this year. I think this is definitely the least that we can do."

Asked if he had a message for the United fans, Vidic replied: "Thank you for all the support you have given me over the years. I know I will be supporting the club in the future.

"Hopefully, we can win as many trophies as we did in my eight years over the next eight years."

Vidic become a fans' favourite during a spell at United that has seen him win five Premier League titles and one Champions League crown.

However, he made only 19 league appearances last season after he was laid low by a severe knee injury first suffered in a shock Champions League defeat by Swiss side Basel in 2011 that led to two major operations.

And he has been largely powerless to prevent a slump this term that has seen United, the reigning English champions, fail to qualify for the Champions League and sack manager David Moyes, just months after the former Everton boss was appointed to succeed retired serial trophy-winner Alex Ferguson.

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