Manchester United Wonders if Loyalty is Really a Thing of the Past?

Red Army ManchesterCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 18:  Nemanja Vidic of Serbia during the International Friendly match between South Korea and Serbia at Craven Cottage on November 18, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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Will Nemanja Vidic actually leave this summer?

More to the point, does anyone really care now?

We have seen him linked with a move to Real Madrid in the last couple of years more than once and my thoughts, if he ain't happy let him move on and let that be an end to it.

Whatever happened to the "Roy of the Rovers" School of Football?

When players stayed for the love of the club, its history and they were raised to legend status within their own fan base, looked up to, for their skill and loyalty by adoring kids watching them from the stands, what went wrong?

Big business like anything else, got in the way of all that and now, all we expect is a player to last a maximum of three to five seasons before he has gone again.

Growing up, it seemed like players were there forever but like everything in life, nothing is forever right?

I guess the Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, and Paul Scholes train of thought is a thing of the past in this modern world of football, well maybe with just one exception left to keep that tradition going, who has made his intentions clear that he wishes to end his days at Manchester United, which probably makes him a very unique player, which we all know he is anyway because he goes by the name of Wayne Rooney.