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Evra: Painful to say goodbye to Vidic

Tonight will see Nemanja Vidic play his last game for United at Old Trafford and vice-captain, Patrice Evra, who started the club at the same time, will be sad to see him go.

“It’s painful to lose Vida,” Evra told the official site. “For me, he is a great centre-back. When you see a player like Vidic leaving the club, you feel really sad. When you speak about Vida, it’s like you’re speaking about myself. We joined the club together. I remember the first game was so hard. In one match, we played in the reserves together. We were so poor! Rene Meulensteen was the [reserve team] manager and he took us both off! We were talking in the dressing room and saying: ‘Oh my, why have we come to Manchester United? We should go back to our old clubs!’ It was a difficult moment but we stuck together. We’ve been in the same hotel going into training and, together, we’ve won the same trophies. I’m really sad to lose him.”

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  1. Dev says:

    Goodbye Vidic. Will absolutely miss you.

  2. OpikBidin says:

    Evra, you’re not joining him?

  3. Martin Thomas says:

    I hope Paddy stays for a bit more. At least he does love United (Vidic has been sniffing for a big move to Europe for a couple of years. Long before Moyes arrived)….

    All that blubbering and gnashing of teeth at Selhurst Park last night: Oh dear! How sad! Never mind!
    I remember those Scousers glorying in our misery and title failure at Anfield in 1992… I have no sympathty for them whatsoever…

  4. edcunited1878 says:

    Just like United losing Sir Alex and David Gill all at once, losing your most decorated player in Giggs, club captain in Vidic and vice-captain in Evra would be immeasurable.

    You can’t just replace leadership like that combined with the knowledge and know how of the Club.

  5. Tommy says:

    Sad to see the captain go, must be guttering for Paddy and Rio who have played with Vida for so many years to not see him let alone play with him any more, end of an era, Hope Paddy stays though that man gets United


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