Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic has all but put an end to rumours linking him with a summer exit after claiming he feels blessed to be playing for the Premier League champions elect.

Vidic has been widely linked with an exit from the club he joined in 2004, with AC Milan recently credited with an interest in the defender.

But at 31 years old and having won four league titles, three leaghue cups and the Champions League in 2008 with United, Vidic insists he is only interested in the club he currently plays for.

"It's brought me huge enjoyment and the opportunity to express myself on what's probably the biggest stage in football," Vidic told the official United magazine.

Nemanja Vidic
Nemanja Vidic says he feels blessed to be playing for Manchester United.

"I feel blessed to play for this club and I learn things every day. I've been at United for seven-and-a-half years... I can't deny I feel something very special."

United often save their highest profile transfer moves for the summer, with the club remaining typically quiet in the last January window apart from purchasing England youngster Wilfried Zaha before immediately loaning him back to old club Crystal Palace.

For Ferguson, last summer's purchase of Robin van Persie turned out to be inspired, with the striker continuing his imperious form from his days with Arsenal and handing United a serious advantage in the title race over champions Manchester City.

While United continue to go from strength to strength domestically, all but wrapping up their 20th title this season, Ferguson will no doubt be looking to build on their depth in preparation for a return to the Champions League next season.

The last two campaigns have been disappointing for the club, with United going out of the competition at the group stage in 2011-12, and in the last 16 to Real Madrid under controversial circumstances in 2013.

Vidic's injury problems have often been a contributor to inconsistencies in United's defence, with the Serbian have previously providing continuity in the defence alongside Rio Ferdinand.