UNITED: MALACIA WANTS TO EMULATE EVRA

New Manchester United left-back Tyrell Malacia is hoping to emulate and surpass the achievements of club legend Patrice Evra. The Dutch international talked about his quest to match Patrice Evraand also surpass him during his first interviewas a Manchester United player.


Malacia, 22, was on his way to French club Lyon before the transfer was hijacked by Manchester United this month at the request of new manager Erik Ten Hag. The Dutchman was signed from Feyenoord in a deal worth £13m plus £2m in add-ons. He’s the first signing of the Ten Hag era at Manchester United. Read more »

EVRA WARNS ETG ON NEW SIGNINGS

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has warned new manager Erik Ten Hag (ETH) about what to expect in his new job. Patrice Evra talked about Ten Hag and the huge expectations that come with his new job as the Manchester United manager in a chat with the club’s media department. According to the Frenchman, it is a tough job, but he will have to make hard decisions.


On new signings, Patrice Evra advised Ten Hag that he needs to ensure that they are joining the club for the right reasons. In addition to finding the right players to improve his squad, they must have the right personality as revealed by Evra. The ex-Manchester United left-back said it is important to stay away from players who are after fame or money. He wants Ten Hag to go for players who are ready to fight for the Manchester United badge. Read more »

GUARDIOLA DISAGREES WITH EVRA OVER STATEMENT

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has disagreed with Patrice Evra over his statement that the Spanish tactician wants no personality in his team and that it was responsible for their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid.


Ex-Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra told Prime Video during their Champions League coverage last week that Manchester City boss Guardioladoesn’t want leaders in his team and it’s not surprising that they continue to fail in the bid to win the Champions League title for the first time in their history. Read more »

LUKAKU MADE A TRANSFER MISTAKE – EVRA

Ex-Manchester United and Juventus defender Patrice Evra has said that Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku made a big transfer mistake by returning to Chelsea from Inter Milan last summer. Patrice Evra made this known during an interview monitored by Italian publication Football Italia as he said that the Belgian international could have stayed at Inter after a strong season last term. Lukaku was the main man for manager Antonio Conte as Inter Milan ended their long wait for a league title last season. The Nerazzuri had gone 11 years without the Italian Serie A title before it was delivered by Lukaku and his teammates.

Patrice Evra while speaking further said that he’s not a fan of those criticising Lukaku and that they have a short memory as Lukaku was finding the back of the net regularly when he returned to Chelsea for his second spell at the club last summer. The Belgian international scored four goals in his first four games including a goal on his second Chelsea debut at the expense of Arsenal. He scored one of the goals in a 2-0 away win over the Gunners in what was the second league game of the season for the two London teams. Read more »

EVRA EXPLAINS WHY VLAHOVIC CHOSE JUVENTUS

Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has disclosed the reason behind the choice of Italian giants Juventus for new signing DusanVlahovic. Juventus made a big transfer coup with the signing of Serbian international DusanVlahovic from fellow Italian Serie A club Fiorentina in a deal said to be worth around €85m. Vlahovic had a lot of suitors, but he picked Juventus. Apart from Juventus, Premier League teams such as Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United were also interested in his signature.


Patrice Evra talked extensively about Vlahovic and his transfer to Juventus while he was a pitch-side pundit for Amazon Prime Italia’s coverage of the Champions League. According to him, players go to clubs such as Premier League outfit Manchester United and French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) for money before adding that in Vlahovic’s case, he chose Juventus because of the love he has for the club. Read more »

PATRICE EVRA WARNS UNITED ON TOP FOUR CHANCES

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has warned the club that they could suffer the danger of not being able to finish in the top four at the end of this season. The Red Devils have been putting in stuttering performances on the pitch this season, suffering shocking defeats and playing out embarrassing draws that have continued to hamper their chances of moving up the English Premier League table. Their last two matches in all competitions have seen them play out 1-1 draws against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and Burnley in the league. In the game against Middlesbrough, they ended playing 30 extra minutes of football and eventually went into a penalty shootout as they were unable to edge out the lower-level team.

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They eventually lost in the penalty shootout and crashed out of the cup competition, leaving them with just one chance of winning a title this season; the UEFA Champions League. With their current form, it is very hard to believe that they have what it takes whether individually or as a team to go all the way and clinch the European title but it is football and anything can happen.
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