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United have suffered a few defeats recently. How do you react to losing matches?
I hate it. I used to cry as a kid if I lost. I remember playing in a Metropolitan Police five-a-side tournament, and my dad had to pull me aside and have a word with me because I was shouting at all my team-mates after a loss. I even made one of them cry because I told him he wasn’t trying hard enough! It’s just the way I am. I’m the same when I’m messing about on a computer game: I always want to win and I’ve always been like that. When that feeling leaves me it’ll be time to hang up my boots.
Could you ever make Vida cry?
[Laughs] Yeah, I think so, although he doesn’t like losing either. He’s one of the players who, even at training, wants to win every time. We’re always arguing in the dressing room at Carrington after small-sided games, analysing where things went wrong and why we haven’t won.