Patrice Evra has revealed that last summer he thought about leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid or Inter Milan.

The defender blames the situation on his family, which possibly refers to any issue which arose from being caught on CCTV kissing a “mystery blonde” in a hotel near his family home at 2am last March.

“I had thought about leaving last summer for family reasons but something changed my mind late on,” said Evra. “There were clubs interested like Real Madrid and Inter Milan. But the manager visited me at my home to persuade me to stay. I know my heart has made the right decision. When Sir Alex talks, it’s a good idea to listen!”