Patrice Evra Launches Emotional 20-Minute Attack On Manchester United And Fans Think It Is Spot On
Patrice Evra has taken aim at former club Manchester United's current state in a brutally honest Instagram message.
The Frenchman was a pundit for United's 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace and after a weekend of reflection, he didn't mince his words when calling out United's hierarchy on Monday.
Donny van de Beek remains United's only summer signing and after a poor start to the season, former defender Evra has emotionally urged the club to wake up.
He explains that he cannot be 'happy' in the video after being left 'sad, tired and hurt' by the Red Devils.
What follows is a ruthless attack of executive vice-chairman Woodward who is accused of trusting people that he shouldn't while working for United.
"If I have a problem with Ed Woodward, I won't talk on social media," Evra stated per Daily Mail. "I will just call him or meet him face-to-face about what I think about something.
"The only problem I would say to Ed is trusting people he should never trust. He even trusts people outside the club that he shouldn't. That's what I can say about Ed.
"Before us, Bobby Charlton, George Best, they make the history of the club. All those people they make the history of the club and we try to respect it, '99 and us '08. Just some people they want to blow all this legacy away. For what? Business?"
The 39-year-old then turns his attention to chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge, branding the club 'arrogant' in negotiations and even recalling when a sporting director at a 'top club' couldn't get a hold of him.
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"When we want a player and they cost say £20m, we end up trying to buy him for £100m. Now those players don't even want our money anymore," Evra continued.
"A sporting director from a top football club called me and asked me to tell Matthew Judge to answer his phone.
"The club needs to stop being so arrogant. There are certain people at the club right now that don't even respect Sir Alex Ferguson.
Luke Shaw, Patrice Evra, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand etc are not hysterical fans on Twitter, they're huge voices amplifying what we're all thinking. How many other top clubs are called out by their current & ex players for a lack of signings?- Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) September 21, 2020
"People need to understand we [United] send lawyers to talk to players. So when we send lawyers they talk about numbers, they are not people from the football world.
"At the time, Fergie, David Gill time, we didn't hear anything in the paper, but [Robin] van Persie, Evra, [Nemanja] Vidic, [Rio] Ferdinand, everything was fast. When Manchester United need a player they go and they talk them face-to-face."
Evra spent eight years at United, winning the Premier League and Champions League under Ferguson and he ends the rant by expressing his love for the club.
"I love this club and maybe one day I will work for this club again but I will work with my loyalty and I will never lie to any person who loves this club.
"'I think some people who work for this club are damaging this club. That's why we have to tell the truth to the fans.
"I know some people are scared to speak up about because they may not get a job in the future, I don't care, I don't need Manchester United. I love Manchester United."
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Featured Image Credit: PA Images & Patrice Evra/Instagram
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