Vidic knows that regardless of the duo's respective achievements or form at club level, it follows him into the Champions League quarter-final.
"Obviously this is the opinion that some people have," said Vidic. "Sometimes I do read in the papers people saying that I have a hard time against a particular player but, for me, that makes me focus even more on doing my job properly.
"The media always mentions this but I don't have a problem with that. I can't change these opinions by talking. I can only change them by what I do on the pitch."