Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has revealed that he departed Old Trafford this summer as a result of personal problems, moving to Juventus as a result, the only club that he said he was willing to join, as reported by the Daily Star.
The French international left back had established himself as a hero at the Manchester club during his nine years with them, firmly establishing himself a berth in the club’s storied past.
However, only two months after agreeing a new contract with the club, which seemingly ended any speculation that he would be moving on in the summer, something that had seemed inevitable, Evra joined Juventus on a two year deal.
While the arrival of Luke Shaw for £31.5 million from Southampton had suggested that Evra would no longer be first choice at the club, there were few indications that he was keen on a move away.
He has now revealed the following truth, saying: “I left Manchester because of personal problems and the only team I wanted was to Juventus. It is a club with great history and goals.
“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.”