Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic has spoken of snubbing Liverpool while still with Spartak Moscow.
Vidic admits a crucial phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson made up his mind.
Vidic said: “Yes. Rafa Benitez called me and I nearly went there. I was interested in going but my English wasn’t good and I was struggling to communicate.
“Then Manchester United came. Fergie called me at my apartment and said: ‘I watched you play for Serbia against France – I want you here’. United were decisive.
“Everything was done very quickly, within two days.”