Manchester United legend and Kop favourite Patrice Evra has returned to the Premier League. The 36-year-old left-back, who made over 350 appearances in an eight-year stint at Old Trafford, has signed a “short-term” contract at David Moyes’ West Ham United — believed to run until the end of the season.
It signals Evra’s return to action after having his contract terminated by Marseille in the aftermath of an Eric Cantona-style ‘altercation’ with a supporter last November. The Hammers are one of several teams fighting for their Premier League lives, and sit just three points clear of the bottom three heading into the final 12 games of the season. They’ll be hoping Evra’s experience will help them towards a more comfortable buffer.
Unfortunately there’ll be no hero’s return for Uncle Pat, with West Ham having already played at Old Trafford this season, but travelling supporters will still be able to show their love when United take on the Hammers at the London Stadium next month. It should certainly be entertaining.