Patrice Evra reveals the reasoning behind Juventus move.
Former Manchester United captain Patrice Evra has revealed the reasoning behind his summer move from the club to Serie A champions Juventus, report the Express, with the Frenchman bemoaning “personal problems” that he had at Old Trafford.
Evra left Manchester United this summer after a long spell at Old Trafford, with his performance levels having dipped from his early form after arriving from AS Monaco, which made him one of the most highly rated left backs in the game.
Indeed, Evra did not really seem to be happy at Manchester United come the end of his Red Devils career, something that seems to be reflected in the quotes being reported by the Express today:
“I was having personal problems at Manchester United and the only team that I wanted was Juventus.”
Evra has enjoyed a solid start to his career in Turin, reflecting that of the club’s new manager, Massimiliano Allegri, with the Old Lady continuing their fine start with a comfortable victory over Swedish champions Malmo in their first Champions League match this week.
Indeed, Evra’s quotes seem to indicate a player who feels reborn at the Juventus Stadium, after an unhappy final season with United that coincided with the club’s troubled period under doomed manager David Moyes:
“Everyone, from doctors to the press officers, give you their best. After a month of hard work I’m happy to be here.”
“The preparation has been very hard, maybe the hardest I’ve done. Everyone should remember that the Evra of United represents the past. I do my best in training and I always try to listen to the coach.”
United, meanwhile, have had a few issues in the left back position after big-money signing Luke Shaw was lambasted by manager Louis van Gaal for his perceived lack of fitness and subsequently missed the start of the new season through injury.