According to Patrice Evra’s agent, signing for the Red Devils was a big mistake after he was substituted in after the first 45 minutes on his debut.
But on his debut, the French defender was subbed out after just 45 minutes.
This is why his agent believes it was a big mistake to have signed for United.
“When I played my first game with Manchester United, I ate some beans and pasta [before the game] and I feel really sick in my room,” Evra told Goal.
“I was going to say to Sir Alex Ferguson, ‘Look I’m not ready to play’, but I was scared because they would say, ‘He’s not the man to play in the derby’.”
“I play that game and get substituted after 45 minutes. I remember Ferguson was like, ‘Now you sit, you watch and you learn English football’. It was a tough time,” he added.
“Even my agent said we made a big mistake to sign you for Manchester United. But I was really strong mentally to prove everyone was wrong for myself because I’m really proud and I did it.”
Evra continued: “I’m doing my coaching badges with Manchester United, but I want to make it clear because people think I am already working for United.”
“There has been some talk but no, I am just doing my coaching badges. I know people are excited to see me back at the club.”
“I’m having some important talks behind the scenes so we will decide if I will work for the club in a certain role or not. We will see,” he concluded.
Patrice Evra with a ROCKET 🚀🚀🚀
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