Patrice Evra almost made a return to Old Trafford
Patrice Evra spent 8 years performing with Manchester United and during that spell, the French player was able to lift a few major pieces of silverware including: 5 Premier League and 1 UEFA Champions League trophies just to name a few of the more well-known.
For a period of time, Evra turned into the captain of the English Premier League which shows just how much of an impact and leadership skills he had to be given the captaincy armband of a top European club.
All of these mentioned titles were obtained when Sir. Alex Ferguson was at the helm of Manchester United and even though Patrice Evra had the privilege of working alongside one of the managers who is considered to be the best in the history of the sport, the French player has recently stated that he would’ve liked to play under the tutelage of the current Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.
“I need coaches like Ferguson, coaches with an iron fist, because I work like that. Jose knows it. We sometimes send each other texts. I won’t hide it; I almost went back to Manchester. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. I won’t go into details, but of course I would have loved to have played for Mourinho.”
That was the statement released by Patrice Evra as he revealed his ambition to work with Jose Mourinho and that he actually almost made a return to Old Trafford during the 2017 January transfer window but the transfer could never be completed.
With the return to Old Trafford not actually finishing, Evra opted to join Marseille which is where he is currently performing as a regular starter with Rudi Garcia at the helm of the squad.