Former Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34.
The Serbian centre-back most famously played at Manchester United for eight years from 2006 to 2014, helping them win five Premier League titles, three League Cups, one Champions League and one Club World Cup during his time at Old Trafford.
Vidic recently finished a year and a half stint at Inter Milan by mutual consent after failing to make an appearance for the Serie A side this season.
Following a year on the sidelines after a hernia operation, Vidic cited injuries as a reason for hanging up his boots, as he released a statement to ManUtd.com today:
“The time has come for me to hang up my boots.The injuries I have had in the last few years have taken their toll.
“I would like to thank all the players I have played with, all the managers and staff I have worked with, and say a big ‘thank you’ to the fans for their support over the years.”