Reaction: Manchester United fans on Patrice Evra’s imminent move to Juventus

by Sam Peoples

With news reports circulating across Europe that Patrice Evra is on the verge of joining Italian champions Juventus, Manchester United fans are faced with the daunting prospect of losing a fourth experienced player in a matter of months.

Evra’s departure would follow that of former captain Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs from the playing squad.

It seems astounding, having signed a new one year contract less than a month ago, that Evra could be on his way out of Old Trafford given how important he would be to the team next year if for only his presence in the dressing room.

There was nothing but love for Evra after the British press reported the deal:

Others see the bigger picture and hope it is leads to a deal involving Arturo Vidal…

One fan in particular has been damaged financially as well as emotionally…

Evra will leave a huge empty seat in the dressing room when he leaves because few players fully understand what it takes to be a United player more than Evra.

Speaking in Munich before United’s game against Bayern last season, Evra said: “I always pray before games, I pray every day – to save my family, I even sometimes pray for my enemy.

“But I asked, ‘Can I give something for the Busby Babes’. I didn’t say a goal, but just to make sure we played for them in that game.

“That’s why when I scored that goal, you can see I was really emotional, I was angry. I couldn’t believe it. That’s my little secret – and now everyone knows that secret. In the end we went out of the competition and that is why I was really disappointed, but it was a special moment for me.”

That sums Evra up in a nutshell. United was, and is, in his veins, and he’ll be a huge miss if/when the deal goes through.

Do you think it was the right time for Patrice Evra to leave Manchester United or could he have stayed for one more year to help Luke Shaw?

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