Patrice Evra joined Manchester United 10 years ago today, as a surprise signing from Monaco. He came as competition for Gabriel Heinze at left-back and while he didn’t immediately impress on the pitch, he quickly became a fans’ favourite.

It’s well known that he asked Gary Neville where the nearest church was when he first came to training. Neville was a bit confused and asked him why, and Evra responded that he wanted to thank God for letting him play for Manchester United.

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Even now that he has left, it is clear he still feels a connection with the club. After the Champions League semi-final for his new club Juventus, Evra claimed he had United in his blood.

What United would give for a player like Evra signing for the club again this January.

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