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Arsenal hero Keown slams QUITTER Vidic over Man Utd exit

Arsenal hero Martin Keown has branded Nemanja Vidic a QUITTER after he announced he'd be leaving Manchester United at the end of the season. Keown wrote in the Daily Mail: "I was stunned to hear that Nemanja Vidic will be leaving Manchester United at the end of the season.

"It looks as though as soon as things have become a bit tough at Old Trafford, their captain wants out.

"Of course I do not know every piece of inside information about what goes on at Manchester United but they have given Vidic so much over the years and his departure will hurt the fans.

"Vidic is not old, he is 32, so he should be rolling up his sleeves and fighting for the club that allowed him to win five Premier League titles, the Champions League, three League Cups and one Club World Cup.

"I wouldn't want to give that up - where does he think he is going to be better off? It disappoints me that he is leaving and that his representatives are telling people that he will only consider deals of £4million and up.

"So why is Vidic running away? He has been a fantastic player for them - one of the best defenders in Premier League history - but he is turning his back on them, the club that took the captaincy off his centre back partner, Rio Ferdinand and gave it to him.

"That was a huge show of faith so it is a shame he is not willing to battle on. He should be fighting to the bitter end."

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