Evra gives insight into relationship with West Ham United boss Moyes following rumours of previous bust-up

On Wednesday, West Ham United announced the signing of Patrice Evra on a free transfer.

It was a deal that not many saw coming, but now the Frenchman will be part of the club until at least the end of the season.

Evra had been a free agent since November when his contract was terminated by Marseille for kicking a supporter prior to a Europa League match earlier in the season.

The left-back, who is banned from all European competitions until June 2018, is no stranger to the Premier League having spent eight years of his career at Manchester United.

Evra is also very familiar with West Ham manager David Moyes given that the pair worked together for a season at Old Trafford.

Interestingly, before the 36-year-old left United in 2014 to join Juventus, rumours were rife that he had fallen out with Moyes.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Scotsman was left furious with Evra when the left-back ate a bacon sandwich from a buffet laid out at Manchester Airport after Moyes told the players not to indulge.

The report adds that on the plane while flying to an away Champions League game, Evra made a passenger announcement, joking that the menu had changed to include bacon rolls.

Judging from the Frenchman’s interview with the club’s official website, it seems that the feud is behind the pair.

“I have known the manager since we were in Manchester and since the first meeting we had there, we have been straight and honest and it was the same when I saw him on Tuesday, talking straight and honest.

“He is really glad to see me and I am the same. I like to work hard for the club, because that’s the most important thing, but the manager is really important and I like to have a good relationship with every manager I play with.

“Even when I was in Manchester United, we had a great relationship and for me that will keep going on when I play for West Ham under him. I will just do the same. He trusts me and I trust him. Now, we can talk a lot but the most important thing is acting on the pitch.”