Nemanja Vidic, who joined Manchester United from Spartak Moscow in 2006, has reflected on the best day of his career, when we beat Chelsea to win the Champions League in 2008.
Moscow was the highlight of my career. To win the European Cup in a city where I’d lived, in the stadium where I played and against our biggest rivals at the time could not be bettered. People talk to me all the time about that game but to be honest, I’ve not watched it since. I would prefer to keep the memories in my head. I was there and I played in the game… I don’t need to see it on TV.
I remember the players rushing around after Didier Drogba had been sent off. He tried to hit me, he was frustrated. Then I remember the penalties, John Terry missing and Edwin saving from Nicolas Anelka. Then there were thousands of United fans celebrating in the rain.
We won it the United way, in dramatic circumstances. The generation before me had won it this way in Barcelona. And in 1968, the game went to extra time. United don’t win the easy way, they win the United way. It was wonderful in the end.