Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has signed a new deal which reportedly doubles his wages.
The centre-back, 26, whose new deal runs until 2012, moved to United for £7m from Spartak Moscow in Janaury 2006.
The Serb international took time to find his form but was a cornerstone of United’s title-winning side last season.
“Nemanja has made a terrific impact at the club,” Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson told the club’s website.
“He has forged a partnership with Rio Ferdinand that was a major part in us winning the title last year.
“He is an extremely popular member of the squad both with staff and fans alike.
“It’s great news that he wants to be part of this exciting side for years to come.”
Vidic said he was delighted to have signed a new deal.
“Playing in this team is a great privilege,” he said. “This is such a great club, I am delighted to be able to extend my stay here.
“The fans and everyone at the club have been very special to me. I hope I can do my bit to bring the club even more trophies in the years ahead.”