Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed this week that the clause to buy back Giuseppe Rossi is still in place, meaning we could take our former striker back from Villarreal.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League match, Evra has spoken about Rossi.

“If you give him time and space in the box, he’ll score every time,” said Evra. “He’s a great player and a good professional and I’m not surprised by how well he’s done. I wished him all the best when he left the club, but not against us!”

Evra explains why Rossi might have been sold, suggesting competition for places makes life hard at United.

“It’s not easy at United,” reasons Evra. “When I came here I had to compete with Gaby Heinze and Mikael Silvestre – we had three left-backs for one spot. When you look at the strikers now – you have Berbatov, Tevez, Rooney and Ronaldo, who can play there, as can Giggs. So even though Giuseppe is a great player, to play at United is very difficult particularly when you are a striker. Sometimes I joke with the lads and say ‘thank god I am a defender!’ It was easy to see what a good player Giuseppe was when he was here and he has gone on to prove that at Villarreal.”