Having spent eight years playing for Manchester United, Patrice Evra has now returned to the club as he completes his coaching bags and prepares for life after hanging up the boots.
Signed from Monaco in 2006, the Frenchman went on to make over 250 league appearances for the Red Devils, before joining Juventus in 2014.
Evra announced his official retirement from the game this summer, and now seemingly has his heart set on coaching. The 38-year-old has returned to Carrington with his previous employers and is working closely with the club’s Under-18s and Under-23s.
“It’s great for the players. Patrice has been in and around the club all week and mixing through the age groups and speaking to the boys,” Under-23s manager Neil Wood told the Manchester Evening News.
“Just his influence here – he’s here doing his coaching badges – just to have him around. He’s a club legend. He’s been fantastic for the players and for the staff as well.”
Evra has spoken about his philosophy and what he wants to implement while working with the Red Devils’ younger players, saying he wants them to “understand what it means to play for the club”.
United fans are over the moon that their former left-back – who won five Premier League titles and the Champions League during his time at the club – has returned, and would clearly love to see him hired permanently…
Evra and VDS needed at United
— Cal 🇨🇦 (@UtdCaIIum) September 17, 2019
Evra’s going to be a key part of the coaching team, without a doubt. Love to hear that 👏🏾
— Taz 🔰🔴 (@Tarum_7) September 16, 2019
Uncle Pat teaching everyone to play for the shirt or get out of the club
— wwe28t (@SPECIAL_JUAN_) September 16, 2019
Pat needed backroom
— Daniel™ (@Winokoh20) September 16, 2019
Nice one uncle Pat pic.twitter.com/KQymvmOOhW
— Adam Flynn (@adamwflynn) September 16, 2019
I love this game
— Roman Prince (@OteshePrince) September 16, 2019
Sign him up as a coach pleaseeeee
— (@akaJamesx) September 16, 2019
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