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Patrice Evra Pranked Sir Alex Ferguson When Manchester United Were Winn The Premier League

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Patrice Evra Pranked Sir Alex Ferguson When Manchester United Were Winn The Premier League

Patrice Evra once took the moment Manchester United were crowned Premier League champions as the perfect time to prank Sir Alex Ferguson.

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Evra is an Old Trafford hero for his time at left back for United and he's also become an internet sensation due to his crazy antics on Instagram.

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However Evra has been doing that kind of thing long before retiring, and he even found time to prank Fergie in a very special moment.

With United waiting for the full time whistle in a game against Blackburn Rovers in 2011, to declare them champions for the 12th time, Evra walked behind his boss and gave him the old bunny ears.

United had beaten second placed Chelsea at Old Trafford a week before the game with Blackburn, to put them within touching distance of the title.

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Fergie and his men only needed to draw at Ewood Park in order to wrap up the championship with a week to go.

Things didn't go according to plan early on though, with Brett Emerton scoring in the 20th minute and putting an early question mark on the title party.

Wayne Rooney equalised from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute, leaving Fergie and his substitutes waiting for nervously on the touchline for the final whistle, where Evra made a fool of him.

Evra celebrates with Nani and a fake Premier League trophy after the draw with Blackburn. Image: PA Images
Evra celebrates with Nani and a fake Premier League trophy after the draw with Blackburn. Image: PA Images
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Whilst Evra was one of the many successes of Fergie's time at Old Trafford, although he didn't look it in his shocker of a debut against Manchester City, the former Aberdeen manager recently revealed which player he wish he'd signed.

Speaking to SPORTbible last month, the Scot explained how close he was to signing Paul Gascoigne. "Unfortunately, we didn't get him and I think, looking back now, he made a big mistake. He recognised it himself years later.

"...Instead, he goes to an island in London, and you're easily swallowed up there as a young lad. I think that was a big mistake by him.

"He was unbelievable and I said to [former Manchester United chairman] Martin Edwards on the way home: 'Sign this boy. Get on the phone to him on Monday.'

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"And by that time, he had already done a deal with Tottenham, which was really unfortunate."

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Topics: Football, Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson, Patrice Evra, Premier League

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