The highly-rated Serbs will link up with compatriot Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford in 2009 after agreement was reached with their club. Sir Alex Ferguson sees the wide players as useful additions to his squad, although teenager Ljajic is remaining at Partizan until the end of the campaign. The players travelled to Manchester after the match against Vojvodina and Tosic is expected to put pen-to-paper on his contract, which will start from January.
Tosic said in a recent interview: "I'm going to Manchester to do a medical exam, but I will return in three days, I hope everything will be okay, but I must confess that it's hard to leave my club Partizan. When I was replaced in the game against Vojvodina, it was so strange and a hard feeling. I sat on the bench any said to myself this could be my last game for Partizan. But I hope that I will return one day. Of course, there is a big feeling of pride, I'm off to sign for the biggest club in the world, which is my favourite from my early years. My goal is to continue progress as footballer and I want to show Manchester United that my transfer wasn't a bad thing."
Ljacic said of his impending move: "I was in Manchester once as a guest, I had a chance to look at how things are going on in a big club and now I will have another look. I'm staying in Partizan at least until the end of the season and then we will see what happens."
Ljajić made an appearance for Partizan in the first leg of the 2nd qualifying round of the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League on July 29, 2008, entering the match as a second-half substitute. He made a second substitute appearance in the second leg and another substitute appearance in the second leg of the 3rd qualifying round. He is the first Partizan player to wear the number 22 since Sasa Ilic left in 2005.
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