Date: 1st July 2009 at 5:55pm
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Nemanja Vidic could never be mistaken for a coward but his latest action speaks more of his bravery than anything he did on the field: he stood up to his wife!

There’s been speculation for a long time that Ana Vidic doesn’t like Manchester and would prefer a sunnier climate. Vida wouldn’t be short of offers if he decided to leave.

“My wife Ana is unhappy with our lifestyle in Manchester but I am not going to change my mind as I am happy with the team and Manchester and the club’s ambitions,” Vidic said.

“I got offers from Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid and I played a very honest game – I disclosed all these offers to my boss Sir Alex.

“He reacted quickly. I was told he was raising my pay to bring it to the level where my reputation is in the Premier League and Europe.

“After Milan and Real Madrid made their offers, Barcelona came in – they wanted to pay £30m for my services, but after Sir Alex’s move, I am definitely staying in Manchester until my contract expires in 2012.”


A legend, this man.