Vidic agent cools exit talk

The agent of Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has cooled talk that the Serbian defender is on his way out of Old Trafford to Real Madrid.

Vidic is rumoured to have fallen out with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson following a contract dispute, with the former Spartak Moscow stopper believed to be demanding to be made one of the highest earners at the club.

The 28-year-old - voted the Red Devils’ player of the year in 2008/09 - joined the Premier League champions in 2006 and has since established himself as one of the best defenders in Europe, with his partnership alongside Rio Ferdinand helping United to three successive league titles and one Champions League crown.

Speculation continues to suggest that the defender is keen to join former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, with Real thought to be preparing a £20 million bid for his services.

However. his representative Paolo Fabbri has denied that the player’s relationship with Ferguson has broken down and waved away the transfer gossip.

"I have no fresh news regarding Nemanja Vidic," he told Sport.co.uk.

"I am quite surprised by all these rumours, the situation is under control and is not unusual.

"As far as I know the player is not negotiating with any other club.

"Regarding the mood of the player, I think it is standard. I have not spoken to him since the last defeat, but as far as I know there is no problem."