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Nemanja Vidic says beating Chelsea was the highlight of his Manchester United career

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3.20K   //    06 May 2014, 23:30 IST
Nemanja Vidic

Nemanja Vidic joined the Red Devils in the January transfer window of the 2005-06 season

Nemanja Vidic is preparing himself to wave goodbye to the Old Trafford faithful on Tuesday night as the Serbian edges closer to his imminent move to Inter Milan.

The Manchester United defender has been at the club for eight and a half years, having joined from Spartak Moscow in a £7million deal on Christmas Day, 2005. After initially struggling to settle in, Vidic has gone on to engrain himself in the proud history of the Red Devils as one of their finest ever centre-backs.

He has won five Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008, but his time will come to an end as he is set to join Inter Milan in the summer transfer window.

Vidic admits he is proud of his time at Manchester United, as he prepares for his final game at the Theatre of Dreams on Tuesday against Hull City.

He said to Sky Sports News: “I have no regrets,” he said. “I’ve given this club 100 per cent and my time at this club will always rank as the best part of my career.

“It has been a great eight years – or a great seven years because at the moment we are not doing so well!

“I never considered staying in England as the only club I ever wanted to play for in this country is United and I have been lucky enough to be part of this club for so many years. I’ve got so many great memories. I never could have imagined winning 15 trophies, including five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

“I’ve played for the greatest manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] and I have learned a lot, not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well.

“Manchester United make you feel part of the family. It has been a great experience for me.

“I have developed as a man at this club.

“Manchester United make you feel part of the family. It has been a great experience for me and my family.”

Vidic also spoke about his best moment in a United shirt.

He said: “The Champions League final in 2008 [when United beat Chelsea on penalties]. You don’t win the Champions League every year. The club has only won it three times and I was lucky to be part of one of those teams.

“And we won it Moscow, where I played for Spartak for 18 months. I came back to the stadium to lift the trophy and that’s the greatest memory I have. I will certainly never forget that fantastic night, memories that will live with me and the fans forever.”

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