Vieira may be gone, but he’s certainly not forgotten. The ex-Arsenal hardman is having extracts of his autobiography serialized in The News of The World and, as is customary, they’re vicious as hell:
Vieira said: “Ruud van Nistelrooy is a cheat and a coward who is sneaky in the way he goes about fouling other players. Everyone thinks he is a nice guy but, in fact, he’s a son of a bitch.
“He has a history of incidents that all too often have gone unnoticed. He has punched Freddie Ljungberg and elbowed Lauren. At Arsenal, we hated him and had real reason to do so. He’s a great player, but everything about him annoys me.
“I was sent off at Old Trafford because of him. I got shafted. Just thinking about it makes my blood boil. He tried to stamp on me and then he made more of the challenge than he should have done. I am not blaming the referee. He got shafted too.”
Brilliant stuff. We can only hope legal action is ignored in favor of violent on-pitch retaliation should United face Juventus in the Champions League.