Vieira misses Arsenal's bitter showdowns with Man Utd

Inter Milan midfielder Patrick Vieira admits he misses playing for Arsenal against bitter rivals Manchester United.

Inter Milan midfielder Patrick Vieira admits he misses playing for Arsenal against bitter rivals Manchester United.

“When I was at Arsenal, Manchester was the best team in the country, because they were winning the League in the last four or five years," Vieira told The Sun.

"There was a big rivalry between the two clubs and every single game that I played against Manchester has been tough, has been difficult.

"There was a lot of tension, a lot of arguments, battles. But it was fantastic. I loved it a lot.

"Of course, talking about tension, there was some on the pitch, some outside the pitch and that makes me laugh now."

Vieira's lowest point was receiving a red card at Old Trafford in September 2003 after a spat with United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. The arguments and scuffles between players continued at the final whistle and later in the players' tunnel.

"We played at Manchester and I was sent off during the game because I made a tackle and Van Nistelrooy acted like he was making a movie," said Vieira.

"I got really frustrated about it and wasn't happy at all.

"After the game, I saw him next to the coach and we exchanged a few words. That was quite funny.”

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