Foster names ‘horrible’ team-mate that ‘dug him out’ in Man Utd training

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Ben Foster says former Man Utd team-mate Nemanja Vidic was “horrible in training” and that nobody wanted to be on his team during five-a-side or six-a-side matches.

Foster, who is one of the nicest men in football, was a squad player for most of his time at Manchester United, managing 23 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils, while he won two League Cup trophies.

His time at Old Trafford overlapped with Man Utd legend, Vidic, who helped the club to numerous trophies, including five Premier League titles and a Champions League.

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And despite admitting that Vidic was a nice guy off the pitch, Foster claims that the Serbian was equally “horrible” in training.

“Just talking about Nemanja, off the pitch he was fairly quiet wasn’t he, but on the pitch, in training, that guy was a scary bloke, honestly,” Foster told the Squeaky Bum Time podcast.

“Horrible, honestly he did not care. If we were playing a five-a-side or six-a-side or something, if you were on his team, I used to think ‘please don’t be on Nemanja’s team, please don’t’.

“Because if we didn’t win, if I let a goal in that he thinks I should have done better with, he was letting you know and he would dig you out and he was after everybody. Honestly he was horrible in training but off the pitch completely different.”


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