Patrice Evra returned to Old Trafford at the weekend to play in Michael Carrick’s testimonial game. United’s 2008 side drew 2-2 against a side made up of players Carrick has played against in the past, including the likes of Clarence Seedorf and John Terry.

After the game, Evra talked of the emotion he felt coming back to Manchester and playing in front of our fans.

It’s amazing [to be back]. Thank you to Michael Carrick for inviting us all to his testimonial. There’s just too much emotion, too much feeling to come back to the dressing room, to see the gaffer, the stadium, the fans, it’s just amazing.

We should say thanks to God to have a happy moment like this. I am really happy and I must thank all the family of Michael Carrick too. I think Michael Carrick is still an important player for Manchester United. I remember this season, whenever he was playing, he was always positive. Age is just a number. I hope he will play many more years. He will have to keep playing, like me! I still have 24 brothers and sisters to feed, so I can’t stop, I have to run!