Patrice Evra eyes success with Juventus

Manchester United Patrice Evra

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Patrice Evra claims he decided to join Juventus this summer because he “likes to win” following his successful eight-year spell with Manchester United.

The 33-year-old France international left-back had signed a new 12-month contract to stay at Old Trafford this summer before then opting to move to the reigning Italian Serie A champions.

Evra was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2006 and made 379 appearances for the club and helped the side win the 2008 Champions League, five Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Club World Cup.

The arrival of teenage England international left-back Luke Shaw at United meant Evra would have struggled for first-team action had he stayed put with Louis van Gaal’s side.

However, Evra claims he wanted to make the switch to the Bianconeri because he is confident that he will pick up more silverware with the team before he eventually hangs up his boots.

Evra told the club’s official TV channel: “The sensation here at Juve is incredible. I start a new adventure. I come from a club like Manchester, where I won everything and now I’m here with the Bianconeri where I have done nothing yet.

“I am someone who likes to win, I chose a team like Juve to win and I will do my best to give all that I can for the club, for the fans, for the coach and for my team-mates.”

Juventus are 1.80 to retain the Serie A title this coming season, while Roma are 3.30 and Napoli are 6.50.

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