With Manchester United preparing for their pre-season tour in Asia, Patrice Evra has stated that it is a privilege to represent United and that he’s looking forward to spending time with people in the local communities over there.

“We have great memories of our last trip to Asia when we won the Club World Cup and it’s always a pleasure to go back,” said Evra. “You feel like you are a pop star when you’re there – the supporters just go crazy wherever we go! It’s a privilege to represent the club on these trips and it makes you realise that it doesn’t matter where you live in the world, the club is just one big family. One of the great things about going on tour is being able to visit and meet some of the people from local communities. I visited an orphanage on the last tour in 2007, which was amazing. I love being with children and the kids on that visit really touched my heart. That’s my best memory from the last trip.”