Patrice Evra Reveals Reasons behind Paul Pogba’s Move to Manchester United
Patrice Evra is seen as one of the players who are still loyal to Manchester United despite several years after having left the club.
After joining from Monaco back in 2006, the left back became one of the important members of Sir Alex Ferguson’s team that became hugely successful during that period. The club were able to see off the challenge from Chelsea in emphatic manner. However, the club has been unable to come even close to challenging for the major honours in the last few years. In order to elevate the club back to the top places, the club has spent a huge sum of money on several players. Yet, they are all dwarfed by the signing of Paul Pogba in the summer.
The Frenchman joined Manchester United in a deal worth around £ 89 million, which has made him the most expensive player in the world.
The midfielder may not have made much of an impact this season, but he is widely expected to be the best midfielder in the Premier League in the next couple of years. Evra claims that he had a huge role to play in sending Pogba to Old Trafford. While Pogba is no stranger to the club after having spent time as a youngster, Evra convinced him to return to Old Trafford in order to become a better player.
“I told him that if he was going to leave then he should join United. Juventus is a great club and I would have been happy if he’d stayed with us, but I said Man United is a massive opportunity for him,” said Evra. Apart from being teammates in the French national team, both players were playing at Juventus. Pogba had achieved immense success during his time with the Italian outfit but lack of European success appears to have motivated his exit.