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Evra: It’s an honour to captain United

article-2313188-196F6364000005DC-931_964x746Patrice Evra’s form has been hit and miss for some time, which would usually lead fans to get on a player’s back and discuss their exit from the club. It’s different with Evra though because of how he has taken the club to his heart. Like Eric before him, he’s a Frenchman who really understands what it means to play for United.

Speaking with United Review, Evra has spoken about how he feels to captain United, as he always does in Nemanja Vidic’s absence.

“It’s a great feeling,” he said. “I remember when Sir Alex told me I would be captain for the first time before our win in Wolfsburg [December 2009]. He said, ‘Pat, tomorrow you are the captain.’ I said, ‘Okay, I’ll let you know [if that’s okay] tomorrow!’ [Laughs]. I am always so proud whenever I captain the team, it’s a fantastic honour, but there are many captains here.”

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  1. Gazzer says:

    The bigger news was reading that Moyes says that rooney might not sign a new contract. You don’t say!!!

    After he agitated to improve the team a couple of years back, did we do anything to offload Young or Anderson or Nani? Did we even try to strengthen our midfield? No, and no.

    What we did do was bring in Van Persie and Kagawa – two players who directly threaten Rooney’s position in the team. He just happens to be our strongest player and the most disgruntled.

    Well, the club sent him a message and now he seems to bre taking that message to heart. And now, after a summer transfer fiasco in which it became clear that Woodward was a boy doing a man’s job, we find ourselves severely weakened.

    Who would be surprised if Rooney decided to leave? Not me, and I wouldn’t blame him either.

    Oh, and first.

  2. Tommy says:

    Paddy Evras a terrific personality around the clubs its a real shame that time is catching up with him now and looks like this will be his last season with us, shame he will be missed!


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