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Evra “annoyed” with exit from Manchester United last summer


during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and SS Lazio at Juventus Arena on April 18, 2015 in Turin, Italy.

Marco Luzzani

Patrice Evra is still not happy with how his exit from Manchester United played out last summer.

Evra signed a one-year extension with United in May of 2014, but left the club for Juventus just two months later.

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After winning both the Serie A and Coppa Italia titles in his first year with Juve, Evra said he still thinks about the way things went down when he left Old Trafford.

It’s still hard to talk about my exit. But one day, when my career is over, I’ll be able to speak more openly about it.

I came to Turin above all for my family because at Manchester they had inserted a clause in our agreement which changed the situation considerably. It really annoyed me.

But I don’t regret this move, which in the end has proven to be more than positive.

Evra made nearly 400 appearances over nine seasons in Manchester, winning five Premier League titles and a Champions League. He often wore the captain’s armband and was named to the PFA Team of the Year three times.

However, when Louis van Gaal came in last summer, United completely revamped their defense. Evra, Rio Ferdinand, and Nemanja Vidic all left the club, breaking up one of the most consistent back-lines in the Premier League over the past decade.