Evra: My favourite football memory wasn't at Manchester United

Patrice Evra has surprisingly stated that his best memory in football wasn't at Manchester United but was in Italy.

Patrice Evra is on the brink of leaving Manchester United for Juventus and it would appear that he has already started to distance himself from Old Trafford.

The French international was wanted by the Italian champions before the World Cup but they took so long to decide if they would offer Evra a contract that he renewed his deal with Manchester United.

But in an unexpected twist, Juventus refused to give up on Evra and seem close to agreeing a deal with United, even though new manager Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen to keep him.

Evra is expected to confirm the switch within the next few days and he has already begun thinking about Italy.

"When they ask me what the best memory of my career is, I don't think about the Champions League triumph with Manchester United," he said on SkySport24.

"I think of my debut as a professional footballer in Italy where I was greeted with great affection when I had only just turned 18."

Evra unsuccessfully attended a trial with Torino before Sicilian side Marsala stepped in to sign him back in 1998.

He then went up to Serie B level when he joined Monza but he only made three appearances and left the club due to a lack of first-team opportunities, heading for Nice, then Monaco and finally Manchester United.

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