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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Patrice Evra may Switch back to Old Trafford but in Different Position

Even if Patrice Evra switches back to his old home Old Trafford, he will have a different role this time as the bosses at United want his contribution only off the field and not on it.


Evra’s coaching services have been sought by the Red Devils’ top brass, but, the Frenchman has not given a nod to it yet.

The reason Evra has not committed to this new offer on the table is the uncertainty that he is in regarding his playing career.

The veteran defender can’t quite make up his mind if it’s the right time for him to stop playing and start helping the emerging younger generation.

Even though he is comfortably past his best, he still finds himself to be chased by some clubs who want to have him as a player; West Ham for example is after him. (more…)

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Patrice Evra And His Contribution To France

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. (more…)

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Patrice Evra to stay with Juventus for another season

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has signed a contract extension with Juventus that will see him remain at the club for at least one year.


The French international joined Juventus in 2014 when he left Manchester United. His contract was due to expire in the summer.

Patrice Evra has settled well in Italy, and he has established himself as a first-choice defender for Juventus. Since his arrival he has managed to win 2 league titles, 2 Italian Cups and well as one Super Cup. The new contract also has the option of an additional year.

Patrice Evra has experienced some success during his career. During his time at Manchester United, he managed to win 5 Premier League titles, 3 league cups as well as the Champions League.

The new deal was reported by the Juventus website and Evra was praised for his contribution to the club. The Juventus website said that Patrice Evra motivated the players, and that had helped them win the title when they thought it was an impossible task.
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Owen Hargreaves says that it is wrong to blame only Louis Van Gaal

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves says that it is wrong to blame only Louis Van Gaal for the troubles that the club has been facing the 2015-16 season.

This is because he believes that the seeds of mediocrity were sown as early as during the David Moyes era. The club reduced the spending in the transfer window during the final years of Sir Alex Ferguson. This mentality continued even when the team appointed Moyes. Ferguson’s brilliance was a major factor in United winning the league title in 2013, but they were woefully exposed under Moyes.

The club has been unable to recover since then. However, many are left surprised with United still struggling to come anywhere near contention for a trophy. This is due to the £ 300 million splashed out on new players by manager Van Gaal. Due to his reputation, the club did not think twice about spending money on new players like Di Maria. Hargreaves reckons that the investment should have come much earlier and the board should not have allowed the squad to disintegrate. The former City and United player claims that the club has lost direction in the last few years. (more…)

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