Date:23rd July 2010 at 8:27pm
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Man United centre back Nemanja Vidic has agreed to extend his contract at Old Trafford. The Serbian international was rumoured to be on Real Madrid’s hit list, but David Gill who has been speaking on MUTV has insisted he and Vidic’s advisors have shaken hands on a new deal:

We sat down with Nemanja and his advisor at the end of last season and started discussions. They broke up when Nemanja went away to the World Cup, but resumed when Serbia were knocked out and I’m very pleased to confirm that we agreed terms with Nemanja three or four weeks ago on a new long-term deal with the club.

“It’s yet to be signed – the paperwork is now being sorted by our lawyers and being checked by Nemanja’s advisors. He’s still away on holiday but the plan is that when he gets back the papers will be signed. We’ve shaken hands on it and we’re confident it will all be signed and sealed in early August.”

Vidic, who has been one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s most important signings, is the rock at the back of the United defence and the news that he is set to stay at United for the long term is fantastic news for both the club and the fans.