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. Continue reading “Patrice Evra almost made a return to Old Trafford”
Patrice Evra might have been a public enemy at the time when Euro 2016 started, but the recovery story of France sees him to have become the leader of the national team by the time they reached the finals in Euro 2016.
He had been a controversial figure in 2010 in the World Cup with his rebellious attitude. However, he has matured since then and grown to be a wise head in the game and for his team members. This current tournament definitely saw him in a new avatar and he took on a leading role for the team
that was much responsible for the success that the country saw this time.
The journey has been a remarkable one for the player. Though the team did not win the finals the journey to the finale of this international tournament has definitely seen much contribution from this defender of the France team. It has been six years since he has come back from being considered an enemy for the team to be a leading player of the same. At the age of 35 Evra has definitely lost the hot headedness or some of it which he exhibited in the 2010 tournament. The finals against Portugal will help him win the 80th cap. He would have probably earned much more over the years as did his contemporaries like Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane and others if he had been able to reign in his temperament earlier in his career. Continue reading “Patrice Evra And His Contribution To France”
Apart from one good season at Manchester United, Ashley Young has forever been criticised even by some of his own supporters.
The former Aston Villa midfielder was one of the strange signings made by Sir Alex Ferguson, as he was not the top quality player United should have been looking at. Instead, Young has managed to force himself into the first-team reckoning against all the odds. After United signed wingers like Angel di Maria, it was thought to be the death kneel forYoung at United. This has not been the case, as manager Louis Van Gaal has been able to find a unique solution to accommodate the England international in the team.
Young has been playing as one of the wing backs in the 3-5-2 formation, which would have been unthinkable a few years ago. The 29-year-old struggled to adapt with this change in position during the early part of the campaign. After repeated experience of playing in a position where a lot is demanded from a player in both defence and attack,Young is starting to excel. Luke Shaw was signed as the club’s new left back after the departure of Patrice Evra, but it seems thatYoung may do the job instead. The club’s legend Clayton Blackmore says that Young has been defending better than Evra. Continue reading “Ashley Young criticized by Fans most”