Patrice Evra

David Moyes admits he understands why Evra kicked a fan at Marseille

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West Ham boss David Moyes has explained that he understands why signing Patrice Evra kicked a fan whilst playing for Marseille.

The Frenchman was set to play in the Europa League for the Ligue 1 outfit before an incident before the game.

Fans started to taunt the player and there were suggestions of racism, which prompted a response from the player.

Not only a response, the Frenchman went to confront the fans who abused him and it eventually lead to him kicking one in the head.

His contract was soon terminated by the club, leaving him a free agent before West Ham snapped him up this week.

Now, David Moyes has revealed that he has no qualms about what happened at Marseille.

“Do I have any concerns? No, not from what he told me,” said Moyes.

“He told me what happened, so none at all. It shows that he will stand up for himself and won’t take anything.

“I’d considered signing him during January as, when Arthur got sent off, I knew we were short.”

“I know him well, what he is capable of, what he will bring.

“His level of professionalism is as good as anybody’s and hopefully, we can get him ready as quickly as we possibly can.

“We have got him here to play. He could play against Watford, he’s not far away in my eyes, as he has been training.”

Patrice Evra discusses signing for West Ham in Premier League return

Moyes isn’t the only one talking about Evra’s move back to the Premier League.

The man himself has also been discussing a move which will see him rejoin his former manager in David Moyes.

Safe to say, he’s looking forward to getting back at it in the English top flight.

Click here to find out what he had to say about the move.