Former Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic's agent Silvano Martina has revealed that the Red Devils tried to sign the current Inter Milan defender during the January transfer window.
The Serbian international left United at the end last season following the expiry of his contract and signed for the Serie A club on a free transfer.
But the former United player struggled to adapt to his new surroundings and was constantly linked with a move back to Old Trafford in January.
Vidic spent eight years with United before leaving the club, but his agent has revealed that the club did not want to let the player go and tried hard to convince him to remain in Manchester. Martina also claims that the club were in constant contact with him up until the winter transfer window regarding a move for their former defender.
However, the player is said to have made up his mind about specifically joining Inter this season and his representative believes that he will remain with the Serie A giants as he is contracted to them until the summer of 2017.
"Will he stay at Inter? I think he should do, yes, because he has another two years on his contract," Martina said, as quoted by Goal.
"In fact, I want to reveal something. Last year he made a specific choice to come to Milan, seeing as Manchester United wanted to keep him and kept calling up to December," the Serbian's agent added.
Martina also stressed that Vidic has no problems with Inter manager Roberto Mancini, despite reports suggesting that the two have had a falling out.
"Vidic is a great professional and never had problems with anyone, not even Mancini and Inter," Martina added.