Patrice Evra - Manchester United Legend and World’s Greatest Living Frenchman - had been rumored to be rejoining his old club in January, before eventually signing for Marseille on a free transfer. According to Tonton Pat himself, he would have returned to Old Trafford but for the objections of an individual within the club.
I was very close to a return to Manchester United. I also spoke with Mourinho but there was a person, whose name I will not say, who probably did not like the idea of my return. Even the fans were enthusiastic and would have been delighted, but because I realized that they [the club] would not do anything I then asked my agent to look for other teams.
What kind of monster would deny us an Evra homecoming? There is a traitor in our midst, friends. Evra’s legs are long past the point of being suitable for bi-weekly top flight action, but that is beside the point. Not only is he still quicker than Daley Blind (as are you, probably), and a better footballer than the appalling Matteo Darmian, but he would have brought character and leadership to a United dressing room currently lacking in both.
“There is no space for polemics in my vocabulary.” That is somehow a real quote from an interview with Ander Herrera, in which he talks about how his game has evolved under José Mourinho. Read more from the little rascal on The Club’s Official Propaganda Site.
Mourinho has found yet another way to insinuate that his players are losers. “They also need that time to go out of their comfort zone,” Mourinho said. “My decision to send on Rooney at half-time was a mistake that cost us a chance at three points,” he did not add.
Joel Pereira has picked up an injury, and Dean Henderson has been recalled from his loan at Grimsby Town to replace Pereira in whatever it is that third-choice goalkeepers do. David de Gea is fine.