New Juventus signing Patrice Evra has urged the Serie A champions to sign former Manchester United teammate Nani, Sky Sports reports.

The French left-back also claimed that United manager Louis van Gaal intended to make him captain if he chose to stay at Old Trafford.

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But Evra decided to end his Red Devils career after 379 games, joining Juventus on a two-year deal following the transfer of England wonderkid Luke Shaw from Southampton.

“Manchester United wanted to keep me and they also wanted to give me the captain’s band,” he stated.

“Van Gaal was disappointed to see me go away, but I had already made a choice.”

Meanwhile Portuguese teammate Nani has been heavility linked with a move away from Manchester, and Evra believes the skillful winger would be a great addition to his new club.

He added: “He is a great player and it was a privilege for me to play with Nani.

“If Juve are interested in him, I can only say that Nani would be a great purchase.”

Nani only made 13 appearances for Man United last season, scoring one goal.


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