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Evra On Being An Adopted Mancunian

Continuing with the official sites Made of Manchester series, Patrice Evra has given his thoughts on our city.

“It was really different from Paris,” he said. “For four years before moving to Manchester I was living in Monte Carlo so it was a big change. But now I’m used to it and the people are very nice in Manchester. I’m happy here. I remember when I first joined the club I said ‘the weather is not so sunny here’ and people said I hated Manchester, but no. Now there are lots of new buildings and I think the city has improved a lot. You can see it in the city centre, the Trafford Centre, it’s improved a lot.”

Evra always speaks so well about the club so was asked if he felt like an adopted Mancunian.

“Sometimes, yes,” he said. “I’m happy when I go to Manchester. It’s just about the weather that I’m not happy! If it’s hot and sunny, I play in the garden with my kids and have a barbecue. When it’s sunny Manchester can be one of the best cities.”

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  1. samriley9 says:

    full of tits fanny and united.

  2. AK47 says:

    can we get Patrice’s opinion on his defensive displays for the past few seasons – fix up Pat, although it’s nice to hear these words – it’s nicer to be a competenet defender

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Even Patty wore the KIO shirt yesterday. Only Rio didn’t get the memo?

  4. Soccerisfootbal says:

    Is that jonny flying away in the background, i must say he has been a lot more competent dealing with balls in the air this season, and is even looking a threat to score from set pieces! Pretty soon he will be first choice in central defense at this rate

  5. wayne says:

    Manchester weather will always be a issue with some players signing for the club most Mancs would trade the weather in a second just the way it is

  6. DirtyDevil says:

    Wearing the KIO shirt is an empty gesture as it is, nothing will be done over there to better combat racism…yall are getting upset at the wrong person even if nani, Anderson, bebe, and evra chose to wear the shirt…the fact that two whole teams, made of mostly white players, choosing not to wear the shirt is more damaging to KIO bc they are saying wearing a stupid shirt during warm ups is no way to kick out racism


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