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 »


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 »


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.

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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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has disclosed that veteran Liverpool midfielder James Milner is the most annoying opponent he faced during his football career. Patrice Evra made this known in a Question and Answer session with the official website of Manchester United. According toEvra, people always expect him to say another name other than Milner.

Patrice Evrastated that he’s an attacking defender and ex-England international Milner always defend more than him whenever they play against each other. The Frenchman went on to say that Milner frustrated him as he was always following him everywhere. Milner would follow him even if he went to the toilet as revealed by former French national team left-back Patrice Evra.
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Patrice Evra has revealed that he’s sick of seeing Lionel Messi win the BallonD’or Award. The Frenchman made this known in a chat with the Daily Mail as he revealed that he would like to see a Premier League player win the award ahead of the great Messi. Patrice Evra questioned the possibility of Messi winning the BallonD’or Award after an underwhelming season for Barcelona last term.

Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra found it hard to make a case for Messi outside winning the Copa America tournament in Brazil this summer. In his last season as a Barcelona player, Messi led the Spanish giants to the Copa Del Rey title only as they fell short in both the Premier League and the Champions League. Read more »


Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra reunited with Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this week.Evra met with legendary Red Devils boss Ferguson over food and drinks to discuss several issues. Former French national team left-back Patrice Evra was in the company of his wife and child.

Evra signed for Manchester United from French club AS Monaco during the winter transfer window in January 2006. Sir Alex Ferguson was the Manchester United manager when Evra signed for the Red Devils. Ferguson gave his approval for the club to sign the Frenchman. Read more »