Patrice Evra has been asked whether he still speaks to Cristiano Ronaldo, and our former left-back has revealed he talks to him a lot and that Ronaldo still loves Manchester United.

Yeah, yeah. A lot. And he said ‘but for the moment I don’t know’. When I was talking with him he said ‘but you know the way I love Manchester United’. And I remember he said when we played for Madrid at Old Trafford (in 2013) ‘all the night I couldn’t sleep, my nose was bleeding from the emotion’. I remember when he came onto the pitch and I saw the way the fans stood for him, it was just amazing.

Before Ferguson left we talked maybe two weeks before. He said ‘Patrice, I will be here for another five years, easy’. I was like ‘yes boss, let’s do it’. I was so convinced. He was looking younger and younger, it was amazing. He even told me 99% Cristiano Ronaldo will come (back). I was like ‘wow, we are ready to bounce back and win the Champions League again’.