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Vidic happy at United

21 February 2009 01:03
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has revealed that he held talks with Liverpool when he was considering a move to England.

Vidic has emerged as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League since his switch from Spartak Moscow to Manchester United in 2006.

United have enjoyed a successful two seasons and are well placed to win more silverware this term.

Vidic believes joining United was the best decision he could have made to take his career forward, although he did have other options.

"I was talking with Liverpool," Vidic told The Independent.

"I was very close to Fiorentina, then Liverpool and after that Manchester United.

"Definitely I made the right choice.

"At that time it was a hard choice but when you look at it now with the three years we have won many trophies and I play regularly.

"Liverpool started the meetings, then they stopped. If I had stayed at Spartak Moscow I would have had more money than at United because they offered me more money to stay.

"Professionally, to go to Europe, United was the best choice."

FocusVidic has played every minute of United's 14-game run without conceding a goal in the Premier League and he is in contention to be named Player of the Year.

The Serbian has been pleased with his form this season but does not feel he deserves too much credit for United's outstanding defensive record.

He said: "I am happy that I am to be in the competition. Of course I would like to be player of the year. Who wouldn't?

"If you win something like this you obviously know that you are going the right way, but we haven't kept all these clean sheets because of one player."

United have been tipped to win the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carling Cup and the UEFA Champions League but Vidic realises how difficult it will be to claim an unprecedented quadruple.

He said: "It's hard. Definitely hard. We just need to do what we did game by game. If you think where you are going to be in June you lose your focus."

Source: SKY_Sports