One of Manchester United’s most decorated players, Patrice Evra, announced his retirement from professional football to Gazzetta dello Sport (via BBC Sport) at the age of 38.
After hearing the news of Evra’s retirement, United fans flooded to Twitter to pay tribute to their former charge and many were keen to wish the former left-back well for the future.
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United supporters insisted that the Frenchman “played with passion” for the club and that he was a “real leader who took the club to heart”.
Indeed, many simply labelled Evra as a “legend” and lauded how he went from being a virtual unknown to “one of the greatest left-backs in Premier League history”.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
— Raphael Wilson (@089968Raph) July 29, 2019
What a player there’s lots I miss about that squad but Patrice Evra is one of the main ones. A real leader who took the club to his heart. Good luck in whatever you do next @Evra
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) July 29, 2019
He was a great player Pat. Very skilful, but played with passion. All the best in retirement captain Pat!!
— Dava Southward (@DavaSouthward) July 29, 2019
You were immense running down the left. Legend.
— Jordan (@XxJordanMUFCxX) July 29, 2019
Legend for evra united through and through
— Chris F? (@ChrisFe93271873) July 29, 2019
Can’t forget the Memories… Legend
— Becky (@bekee_ifeoma) July 29, 2019