The legendary striker netted his first Toffees goal against the same side almost 15 years ago to the day, but has now proved once again that he is still capable of doing it in 2017.
It must have been an awkward journey back along the M62 after United mistakes allowed Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre to fire David Wagner's side to a 2-1 win on Saturday.
Centre back Vidic barely trained in his final years, only featuring in matches, and when he did not feel fit enough to even play in those, Sir Alex Ferguson told him he had another thing coming.
The 36-year-old re-signed with the Old Trafford club after the end of his initial one-year deal ended in the summer — but has been sidelined since his knee injury in April.
Manchester United are pushing to wrap up a £30million deal for Spain under 21 midfielder Carlos Soler before the summer transfer window even opens. United have started talks with Valencia.
EXCLUSIVE BY MAURICIO POCHETTINO: Last season Mauricio Pochettino fretted over Eric Dier's form. Then he discovered he had been approached by Manchester United.
JACK GAUGHAN AT THE JOHN SMITH'S STADIUM: Swedish summer signing Lindelof is the £31million central defender who does not seem to fancy committing to tackles or heading footballs.
The newly-promoted Terriers secured their first victory over United since 1952 thanks to goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre. Mourinho said: 'When the best team wins there is nothing to say'.
Manchester United suffered a shock defeat as Huddersfield Town held on in the rain brought by Storm Brian following two goals in four first half minutes.
Manchester United's quest to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City continues this afternoon when they travel to newly promoted Huddersfield.
Chris Smalling has hit back at criticism of Manchester United's tactics under manager Jose Mourinho by insisting most teams will struggle to stop his side from scoring.
Manchester United's midweek win at Benfica may have moved them a step closer towards Champions League knockout qualification, but for Jose Mourinho it meant more.
KIERAN GILL — THE NUMBERS GAME: Jose Mourinho got the best out of Mesut Ozil at Real Madrid. It was in 2011-12 when they wrestled the title from Barcelona as Ozil topped the assists.