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Rooney Initially Disapproved of Vidic and Evra, Reveals Rio Ferdinand

Rooney's Initial Doubts About Vidic and Evra's Man United Signings Exposed

In a surprising revelation, former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has disclosed that Wayne Rooney had reservations about the signings of Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra when they first joined the club. Sir Alex Ferguson brought Vidic and Evra to Old Trafford in the January transfer window back in 2006, and although they would later become club legends, their initial days weren't without scepticism.

Ferdinand, sharing insights on the Filthy@Five podcast, reminisced about his first training session with the new signings and the candid conversation he had with Rooney. Ferdinand recalled: "I remember after one session, me and Wazza [Rooney] were walking around. He said, 'Who the f*** is this guy?'"

For Rooney, the scepticism didn't stop there. Ferdinand went on to share that Vidic's first training session didn't leave the best impression. "He was terrible," Ferdinand remarked, shedding light on Rooney's candid criticism of the signings. According to Ferdinand, Rooney was convinced that the manager had "f***** it up" and was uncertain about the recruitment process.

However, history would prove Rooney's initial doubts to be unfounded as he, Vidic, and Evra went on to achieve tremendous success at Manchester United. Together, they lifted some of the biggest trophies in football, solidifying their places in the annals of the club's history.

As Ferdinand's revelation highlights, even legendary players like Rooney can have their doubts, but sometimes, great signings just need a little time to prove their true worth.

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