Patrice Evra launches stunning attack on old club Manchester United as he takes aim at Ed Woodward, transfer chief Matt Judge and former team-mates ‘too scared to speak up’ in emotional 20-minute Instagram clip
- Patrice Evra has hit out at his old club Manchester United in a lengthy video clip
- Filmed at 2am, Evra takes aim at ‘arrogant’ hierarchy and ‘scared’ ex-team-mates
- He claims directors have called him saying Matt Judge doesn’t pick up his phone
- Evra also says current United employees want to ‘blow away’ the club’s legacy
Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has launched a stunning attack on his former club in an emotional 20-minute monologue posted on his Instagram account.
In the devastatingly honest social media clip, the Frenchman takes aim at Ed Woodward, chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge and former team-mates ‘too scared to speak up’.
Evra’s plea for the club’s hierarchy to ‘stop being so arrogant’ comes just days after United began their Premier League campaign with a woeful 3-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace.
Patrice Evra has launched a stunning attack on his old club Manchester United on Instagram
Now 39, Evra has gained a reputation for his bizarre, cheerful social media posts but this time around he begins his lengthy monologue by apologising and explaining that he cannot be happy because he is ‘sad, tired and hurt’ by United.
One of the main targets of his rant is chief executive Ed Woodward, who he claims trusts people that he shouldn’t.
‘If I have a problem with Ed Woodward, I wont talk on social media,’ Evra said on social media. ‘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?’
Transfer negotiator Judge was next in the firing line, as former left back Evra claimed he has had sporting directors of other clubs phone him to pass on a message to the unreachable United chief.
‘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 said.
‘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.’
Although it appears Evra is burning bridges with the hierarchy at Old Trafford, the former France international insisted that he was only speaking out because of his love for the club.
In explaining his thoughts, he also took a swipe at some old team-mates that he claimed are too scared to speak out for fear of never getting a job at 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,’ Evra continued.
‘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.’
Evra’s comments come just days after he landed himself in hot water during punditry duties with Sky Sports.
Speaking ahead of the United-Palace game on Saturday evening, Evra spoke live on air about unfounded rumours that Wilfried Zaha had an affair with David Moyes’ daughter while at United.
Sky were forced to apologise later in the programme, confirming that Zaha has never met Moyes’ daughter.