Paul Scholes has claimed that former French international Patrice Evra is one of the greatest fullbacks to have represented Manchester United. Evra came to United as January 2006 signing along with Nemanja Vidic.
Little did the Premier League know that these two players were to become key members of a United team that lifted several league titles along with one Champions League trophy. Even Scholes says that the United squad did not think Evra was good enough to play for a club like United, but after a few months of settling in, the French defender started to show his immense character.
More than just being a footballer, Evra was seen as a leader in this later led to him becoming the captain of the team. After joining Juventus in the summer, he looks on course to winning the Italian league title. (more…)