Patrice Evra confirms he is in talks about taking up role at Man Utd

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has confirmed that he is in talks about taking up a role with the club, although he is unsure what that role will be as yet.

The Frenchman, also an avid United fan, has been vocal in recent weeks about the club’s poor start to the season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side two points above the relegation zone after nine games.

Evra, who retired around five weeks ago, is currently completing his coaching badges at Old Trafford but speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the former full-back confirmed he could take up a more senior role in proceedings.

“I’m having some important talks behind the scenes, so we will decide if I will work for the club in a certain role or not,” the 38-year-old said.


Asked by Jamie Carragher what sort of role that would be, Evra replied: “We don’t know yet, the problem is I want to do everything, but in life you can’t do everything.

“But yeah, a role where I can get my hands dirty so that if I come back to the club it’s not just me putting my face there.

“It’s because I want my club to go back to being the best club in the world. As a player I sacrificed my life to succeed at this club so I don’t know which role I will have.”

United turn their attentions to Europa League action in midweek as they face Partizan Belgrade on Thursday, before a Premier League clash with Norwich on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the latest report has suggested that the Red Devils are interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.