Patrice Evra, who always flies the Manchester United flag, wants to make it clear that they’re all superstars at our club, and that Ronaldo’s absence isn’t the be all and end all.

“It is important to be clear that Ronaldo did not make Manchester United,” said Evra. “Ronaldo was never the star at Manchester United. We are all stars and the boss would never let any one person believe he is the star. He was a good player for us and a very important one. But Manchester United was Manchester United before him and it is still Manchester United after him. He didn’t make our team, we are all winners. We lost two of them this summer in Carlos Tevez and Ronaldo, but we have added others like Michael Owen.”