Patrice Evra heals Ferguson for normalising winning mentality during his spell in Manchester

Patrice Evra was one of football’s best full-backs across the globe. A hero among Manchester United fans, who won five Premier League titles and the European Cup in an eight year spell at Old Trafford between 2006-2014.

The former Red Devil discussed his time at the Premier League club [Manchester United] and how the manager [Sir Alex Ferguson] set the tone for a champion’s mentality.

“I was like a kid! I remember I was in Mikael Silvestre’s house and we were watching the game, I think it was Chelsea playing and if they lost, we were champions,” he said.

“I think they lost and we were champions and I start jumping around, and Mikael was looking at me thinking, ‘What is he doing?’ Because he’d already won four leagues and I was screaming and he told me to calm down. I think your first one is so amazing.

“I’ll be honest, when you start winning the third one, the fourth and the fifth, you celebrate but not the same way. You celebrate because of the cameras and stuff, but it’s not the same.

Ferguson taught us all to be like a robot. I don’t think I was a human being playing for Manchester United. When we won games, when I was doing something good, I wasn’t pleased. For me, it was something normal.”

Alex Ferguson said of him [Evra]: “He was quick, had superb technique and a strong personality. Very strong.”


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