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.”