Vidic to leave United in the summer

Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will end his time with the club at the end of the season, Sky Sports understands.

The centre-back has been with United for the past eight years having signed from Spatak Moscow for around £7m, and has enjoyed great success during his time at Old Trafford.

He has won five league titles, three league cups, the Champions League and the World Club cup, while individually he has twice been named the Premier League Player of the Season.

In his 284 appearances for the club, Vidic has scored nineteen goals, while internationally he retired in 2011 having won 56 caps for Serbia.

He is set to return from suspension for Sunday afternoon’s visit of bottom-of-the-league Fulham with the club still unable to call on injured fellow defenders Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Rio Ferdinand.

Nani is also side-line, while the game may also come too soon for Marouane Fellaini, who has missed the last two months with a wrist injury.

Three points for David Moyes’ men will see them close the gap on at least one of the sides directly above them with fifth place Everton travelling to sixth place Tottenham Hotspur earlier the day.