Former Manchester United defensive rock Nemanja Vidic announced his retirement from all forms of football on Friday.
The 34-year-old, who parted ways with Italian powerhouse Inter Milan by mutual consent earlier this month, was believed to have beeen considering offers to play in the Major League Soccer (MLS) in the US, with the new season starting this March.
However, the recent announcement from the veteran Serbian centre-back has quashed all those rumours.
"The time has come for me to hang up my boots," Vidic said in a statement to the official Manchester United site. "The injuries I have had in the last few years have taken their toll.
"I would like to thank all the players I have played with, all the managers and staff I have worked with, and say a big 'thank you' to the fans for their support over the years," he said.
Vidic won won five Premier League titles as well as the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup title once in his eight-year spell at Old Trafford. The Serbian forged a terrific partnership with Rio Ferdinand at the centre of the defence at Manchester United over many seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Vidic made a total of 300 appearances for the Red Devils, and he left the club in the summer of 2014 and signed with Inter for free.