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Patrice Evra And David Moyes Once Had An Argument About Bacon Sandwiches

Patrice Evra And David Moyes Once Had An Argument About Bacon Sandwiches

Patrice Evra today made the move to West Ham to reunite with his former manager David Moyes. Hammers' fans will be hoping that their blood feud over bacon sandwiches has been dealt with though or it could all end badly.

David Moyes loves the chance to get the band back together. At Manchester United he brought in Marouane Fellaini, at Sunderland a whole host of former United and Everton players joined him and now he's added Patrice Evra to West Ham.

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Evra joins West Ham:

The Frenchman has been out of work ever since he went all Eric Cantona on a fan at a Marseille, the only difference of course being that he kicked one of his own fans than an opposition fan.

But now the 36 year old is back in the Premier League linking up with his former Manchester United boss Moyes at the London Stadium.

Their relationship though hasn't always been the best and the pair once had a falling out over bacon sandwiches and it wasn't because the left-back took the last one off his boss.

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According to the Manchester Evening News in 2014 on a trip to a Champions League away game the players were offered bacon sandwiches in the pre-flight lounge and Moyes was annoyed at Evra for taking one.

And the manager was far from loving this game when the left back reacted to the Scot's annoyance by making a passenger announcement on the flight that the menu had changed to bacon butties.

Evra scored for Moyes' side away against Bayern Munich. Image: PA Images.
Evra scored for Moyes' side away against Bayern Munich. Image: PA Images.

Now how can I make a ham fisted attempt at linking bacon to the pairs new club?!

The paper went on to suggest that the whole episode left Evra so annoyed with his manager that it helped sway his decision to quit Old Trafford, like defensive buddies Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic had already decided to do.

The pair joined and left United together and became club legends. Image: PA Images.
The pair joined and left United together and became club legends. Image: PA Images.

Of course before the season's end Moyes was out and replaced by Louis van Gaal but the signing of Luke Shaw and Juventus' interest in the former Monaco left-back meant that he headed out of the Premier League anyway.

Now he'll be hoping to recapture any of the form he previously showed in the Premier League to keep the Hammers out of the relegation zone.

Just don't let him anywhere near a bacon butty!

Topics: Football News, Manchester United, Patrice Evra, West Ham, David Moyes

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

 

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