Having slated the English way of life in one interview, Nemanja Vidic now seems happy to welcome Russian star Andrei Arshavin to the Premier League.
Vidic faced Euro 2008 star Arshavin during a spell at Spartak Moscow, from whom United signed him in January 2006 and the pair may be reacquainted on Friday as Manchester United tackle Arshavin's Zenit St Petersburg side in the European Super Cup in Monaco,
While Vidic does not know the playmaker well enough to gauge his future plans, he does feel life in the Premier League would be a worthwhile experience.
'Arshavin is a seriously good player,' said Vidic. 'He was one of the best when I was in Russia.
'He is very quick. Technically he is very good. He is good in one-on-one situations and he can make chances for other players.
'How he would do in England is difficult to know. I didn't know how I was going to do in England.
'He is a good player and I would like to see him in England. It would be good for him to come to see how good it is here compared to Russia.'
Such comments fly in the face of a recent interview in which Vidic slated the quality of life in England and said he fancied a move to Spain later in his career.