Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Evra Has a Message for United Fans after Carrick Testimonial

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Evra Has a Message for United Fans after Carrick Testimonial

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PATRICE Evra has urged United fans to forget the past and focus on backing Jose Mourinho's new-look future.

The popular French left back won five Premier League titles, a Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup and three League Cups in a golden eight years at Old Trafford.

He returned to play in Michael Carrick's testimonial with many of the 2008 title and European Cup double winning side reforming for the occasion.

But the 36-year-old insists those days have to be confined to the history books.

"I love Man United and I will always love Man United. It's not a fake love," Evra told MUTV.

"We need to be behind Man United always when they win or lose.

"If you love Man United you should never criticise them, you need to support them. When a player has a bad game, the fans never boo him.

"This year they qualified for the Champions League and some people said they did not play good football, but we are not in the circus. …

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