Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has revealed that he had serious second-thoughts about joining United - and so did Patrice Evra.
Vidic, who is set to join Inter Milan at the end of the season after eight successful years at Old Trafford, admitted that him and Patrice Evra were concerned about their ability to fit in at United after signing in the January transfer window of 2006.
But the experienced duo went on to become part of Sir Alex Ferguson's impressive defence, helping the club to five Premier League titles, a Champions League and three League Cups.
But Vidic revealed that he spoke with Evra many times about whether either would make it to the very top at the club.
"We talked about it together," Vidic told the Daily Telegraph. "We spoke many times about this. Sometimes I like to remember how hard it was for us in the beginning.
"You remember what you have done here and now I am playing every week. For us, the league was much quicker, the players were much stronger and in the first few weeks I found that really hard.
"I remember Patrice saying 'can we succeed here? Maybe it is better for us to go back to the places we were at before.'
"But afterwards, we start training harder and we got used to it."
Vidic will play in Serie A next season with Evra is out of contract and could yet to decide to move on this summer. It looks set to be a summer of transition at Old Trafford, with Dutch boss Louis van Gaal expected to join as David Moyes's successor following the World Cup.