Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel believes that Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic could be tempted to join big spending Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala.

The Slovakian featured in the 1-0 win over Anzhi at Anfield but did not travel to Russia as Liverpool were undone by the same scoreline in the Europa League.

Nemanja Vidic
Would Vidic be interested in joining Anzhi? [Reuters]

Having been bought by billionaire Suleyman Kerimo, Anzhi have managed to attract some big name players to the club and have made striker Samuel Eto'o the highest paid footballer in the world.

Anzhi have consistently been linked with some of the biggest names in world football and Skrtel believes that the Manchester United defender would be interested in joining the Russian revolution.

"It would not surprise me to see Vidic leave England and join Anzhi," the Liverpool centre-back told Russian website Kurir-info. "Nowadays in football anything is possible. The Russian league from year to year progresses, we must not forget this, they have a number of great players."

Vidic has become one of the most popular figures at Manchester United and is viewed as one of the finest defenders in the Premier League. He has enjoyed great success in his seven years at Old Traffordf, with four league titles and one Champions League triumph to his name.

The 31-year-old is currently sidelined through injury but is still viewed as an important member of the United first team and has been the captain under Sir Alex Ferguson for some time.

While Skrtel has suggested that Vidic could leave Manchester United, he has made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving Liverpool, despite a poor start to the Premier League season under Brendan Rodgers.

"I recently extended my contract with Liverpool, I'll keep to it," added Skrtel, who was linked with Manchester City in the summer.

Skrtel signed the new long-term contract in the summer and has firmly established himself as first choice alongside Daniel Agger.