Patrice Evra on why his Man United return broke down and Liverpool rivalry (Video)

Spoiled United return

Manchester United fans would have loved to see Patrice Evra return to the club in January. Unfortunately, his move to Old Trafford broke down and he ended up joining Marseille instead. Now the veteran defender talks about why that homecoming didn’t materialise as well as why games against Liverpool were about more than just three points.

He claims that Jose Mourinho gave him the green light to return but it was someone else at the club who objected to the transfer. Evra doesn’t elaborate on this or hint at who it could be. The move to Marseille wasn’t disappointing for Evra. It gave him the opportunity to play in Le Classique against PSG. It’s just a game, he insists.

Liverpool rivalry

United’s matches against Liverpool are a completely different story, though. Evra had a very famous personal rivalry with the club and their former player Luis Suarez. But beyond that, the rivalry is so big that losing to Liverpool would leave a cloud over the club for days. Listen to Evra speak about his 19 games against the Reds in the video below.

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