Patrice Evra responds to feedback on his Sky interview

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  1. May 14, 2019
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    He isn't stupid so I'm not surprised he doesn't openly criticise them as he may well want a role at the club in the future.

    At the same time, when he asks who signs the players and suggests the need for a DOF then there's implicit criticism of what's going on above the manager.
  2. May 14, 2019
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    What about your clueless buddy Ed, Pat?
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    I think he is spot on with pretty much everything. Despite Pogba being inconsistent and what not he has still been one of our better/best players and is not even close to the the roots of the problems we have. Only thing missing, is questioning the board.
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    I think it would be Nasri because they were international teammates and Fergie went apoplectic when Nasri told him he’d have to match the wages City were offering.

    They'd probably tell him to let them take the penalties.
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    Red-Man-Walking Fully Erect

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    Bang on as usual from Evra. Christ what we wouldn't give for more players like him in the squad right now.
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Has it ever occurred that maybe YOU are missing the main factor in our demise? The fact that people speak so definitively on Woodward’s role while probably knowing such a small amount of the detail means they are not really qualified, in my opinion, to make an assertion like that.

    Perhaps Evra, who watches games with, and talks to Ed, has an actual understanding of what goes on at the club and simply doesn’t hold him accountable.
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    “...Which people are going to come and work with the club”

    Wonder what he means by that?
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    Or just simply blindsight of a friend.

    Evra until this season was out of the club however supportive he is for this club. Him getting to watch games with Woodward more this season doesn't make him more understanding. That's not talking about the ability of identifying and problem solving, Pogba goal tally with heavily inflated penalty goal, alarming missing rate point; raises a flag.

    Let's not forget Woodward by accounts of LVG Mourinho and even Moyes, is a master of deceit. They all came out with a broken promise narrative. Evra being another victim is very possible. Thing is all good until your friend, abandon you to face trial all on your own, and you would reconsider your position.
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    Well said Pat.
    The DOF, surely.
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    Yeah could be, or new players or new owners. Just got the feeling he knows something.
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    Great interview and he is telling us the truth because he clearly knows the club as a player and as a fan .

    Sadly some of the comments of people thinking they know more than him here let us down again
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    Thats exactly what I'd be telling Paul to do as well.

    Go and rip into all of the strikers for being less prolific than you.
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    Ridiculous post. You genuinely think criticism from the fanbase is to blame for the last 6 years?
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    No, which is why I didn’t say it was.
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    How on earth did you come to that conclusion ?
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    Don't even care about our issues etc. Just so interesting to hear about this.
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    I do this.... it’s a wise man thing. Only a wise man does this. Any unwise person trying this is instantly exposed as the charlatan they are.....

    You have to sit exams to do this correctly. It’s the wise mans version of scratching your balls.
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    Love Evra and think he's a proper red, you can tell he loves the club. However, you have to take his assessment of things with a huge pinch of salt. He's good friends with the two public enemies at Old Trafford - Pogba and Woodward. I also noticed how he doesn't mention Martial, his fellow Frenchman and also ex Monaco player. He's biased on this subject.

    Whilst he has half a point regarding goals, that stat is padded by penalties. I just don't think Evra is a good influence on Pogba if he's filling his head with this stuff. He either watches Pogba with a bias or he's not being honest with him. It's obvious to anybody that Pogba still has work to do as a player - it would have been refreshing to hear somebody that Pogba looks upto actually acknowledge this.

    Evra is somebody that could influence Pogba in a positive way, yet he's telling him he's our Patrick Vieira and telling him that others are to blame for our current issues and not Pogba.
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    Always loved Evra but the interview came across as a PR shill to be honest. The fact that he mentioned his new book twice tells you why he did that interview.

    That said, the bit about leaders was interesting. We need to get some leadership back in the dressing room for sure.

    Problem is that Woodward's all about getting players who are going to bring likes and shares on social media. I bet he's delighted that people like Lingard are bringing out clothing lines, it's great publicity for the club.

    Unfortunately these kind of players aren't going to provide the leadership we need. A leader will get his head down, forget the celebrity stuff and focus fully on the football. That doesn't seem to be the sort of character Woodward's looking for.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Interesting.

    So you're wise man who strokes his goatee. What else do you stroke?
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    Damn it.... exposed

    :(
  22. May 15, 2019
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    I love Pat, that is all.
  23. May 16, 2019 at 06:29
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    That was my impression too.

    He was overrated imo as well. He was decent but not great for us. Always leaving the left side for Vidic to defend alone for most of his time with United.

    Not that I hate him. I just think there is something weird about him acting like he is a very big fan or fans thinks he is very genuine.
  24. May 16, 2019 at 06:40
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    If decent means world class level, Great means GOAT tier level then yeah he was decent for us.
  25. May 16, 2019 at 06:58
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    I absolutely love Evra.
  26. May 16, 2019 at 07:32
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    Bang on about Pogba.....there's been many worse yet he's the one who's getting abuse while everyone else gets a free pass.
  27. May 16, 2019 at 07:46
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    So did Vidic who announced his departure halfway through the same season Evra left. Vidic left because of a 'gut feeling'. Fake fan too?

    He's a club legend, only Irwin had a stronger career as a leftback in the PL for United
  28. May 16, 2019 at 07:58
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    I can't say I've seen Vidic banging on about how much he loves you quite as much as I have Evra. He's an ex-player, not a dyed in the wool fan.
  29. May 16, 2019 at 08:01
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    esmufc07 Won the Grand National Sweepstake once Scout

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    Evra hates gay people.
  30. May 16, 2019 at 08:11
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    How did you get this from that post? :confused: Wtf
  31. May 16, 2019 at 08:27
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    Decent? Christ. I think you’re remembering Evra’s last couple seasons. From 07-11 he dominated our left side almost single handily. Undoubtedly world class player.

    What makes you question if he is a big fan or not?
  32. May 16, 2019 at 08:46
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    Evra was 33 when he left, perhaps it was just time for him to start a new chapter, same with Vidic who btw has also been vocal about his love for United on several occasions. What does it matter how often they say it or how often you notice it? He's clearly a supporter on top of being an ex player, its quite possible you know?
  33. May 16, 2019 at 12:37
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    From this.

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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Perhaps you should read it again then.
  35. May 16, 2019 at 12:48
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    He did play against Suarez.
  36. May 16, 2019 at 15:56
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    You need to reread that then, as many times as you need, because that does not translate into what you got from it.
  37. May 16, 2019 at 16:26
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    :lol: what?!

    He and Ashley Cole were the best left backs of their generation. He ran the left flank for us by himself, up and down all day long.

    Yes towards the last few years his stamina wasn't the same and ended up getting caught a few times, but he was an absolute machine for many years, he rarely ever missed a match through injury either.

    He was more than decent ffs.
  38. May 16, 2019 at 16:32
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    Lukaku stat: 45 matches 15 goals
    Rashford : 47 matches 13 goals
    Martial: 38 matches 12 goals

    The fact that Pogba scored many penalties doesn't hide the fact that all the other strikers aren't scoring enough goals.