Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic agree on the 'worst game ever' for Man United in revealing conversation
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Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic shared their pain as they agreed on the 'worst game ever' for Manchester United.
The Serbian revealed his first meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson, detailing how the iconic boss carried his bags after landing in Manchester.
Vidic has also recalled the 'longest game ever', with Ferdinand also chipping in - calling it the 'worst game ever'.
The Man United greats were in agreement that the Champions League final against Barcelona in 2009 was a nightmare experience.
Vidić and Ferdinand talking about a young Messi & how the 2008/09 final against Barça “was the worst game ever” 😮💨✨— Reshad Rahman (@ReshadRahman_) April 26, 2023
Vidic explained how Lionel Messi's false No.9 position would cause headaches in a revealing conversation with Ferdinand.
"Lionel Messi's not playing as a striker. He's playing as a fake striker. He's always between the defenders and the middle of the park," he said.
"He's inviting you to go out of your zone so that the wingers can run in the space behind. This is what you try to avoid.
"And you always have the question in your mind as a defender; should I go or stay?"
He added: "I think that game in Rome was the longest game ever."
Ferdinand weighed in, saying: "It was the worst game ever."
Of course, Barca beat Man United 2-0 in Rome, with Samuel Eto'o and Messi getting on the score-sheet.
The Red Devils were looking to secure back-to-back Champions League titles, having beaten Chelsea on penalties in the previous season.
But Messi and Co. stopped them from winning Europe's biggest club prize in 2009 as they produced a stunning display at the Stadio Olimpico.