When CEO of Manchester United, David Gill has revealed that the agreement to sign Nemanja Vidic from Spartak Moscow went through on Christmas Day.

“I like them all really,” he told 12th Man, when asked which signing he was most proud of. “There are some that I’m not proud of, but it’s exciting when you get a new player and I like to see them come in and develop. I completed the deal for Vidic on Christmas Day 2005, so that was quite exciting. That certainly didn’t go down too well with my wife. Then of course Vidic and Evra arrived in January ’06 and have been the bedrock of our team since then. Overall you want them all to do well. Some do better than others because it’s not an exact science, but at the same time we’ve done some very good deals over the years and I’m happy with them.”