“We arrived at the same time and we struggled together,” said Evra, during an on-stage Q&A. “We were at the same hotel, I remember, and we were so bad at the beginning, me and him.
“The manager sent us to play with the Reserves and the coach was Rene [Meulensteen]. After 45 minutes, he subbed us – in the Reserves! In the dressing room, Vida was saying, ‘My agent called me, I need to go back to Moscow.’ Also, my agent called me and said they had [interest from] AS Roma. It was difficult here.
“So we struggled together. It’s why I have a lot of respect for Vida.”