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David Moyes is hoping that Manchester United will open negotiations with Nemanja Vidic about signing a new long-term deal after describing him as ‘the best’ centre-half he has worked with.
The Manchester United boss spoke out on the future of the 31-year-old Serbian stopper, who will fall out of contract at Old Trafford next summer and will therefore be available on a Bosman free transfer.
Italian giants AC Milan have already been linked with a swoop to take Vidic to Serie A for the start of the 2014-15 campaign as uncertainty over his United future continues.
However Moyes has now broken his silence on Vidic, who has been at the Theatre of Dreams since former boss Sir Alex Ferguson paid Spartak Moscow £7million for his signature in December 2005, to insist that he wants him to remain a United player beyond the end of this current season.
The Scot said: “I didn’t know about Vida’s contract. I have not looked into it yet.
“I am sure the chief executive and the club will be doing that.
“He’s not old. He is a really top centre half. The best I have worked with, that’s for sure.”
Meanwhile, Moyes has revealed he is confident over the future of rising star Adnan Januzaj and believes the youngster will pen an extension to his current deal, which also runs out next summer.
Januzaj has already been linked with other clubs, including Manchester City, but Moyes insists the Belgian is ‘keen to stay’ despite ‘some influences around him’.