Evra reveals real reason why he left United - not Moyes

Patrice Evra has explained that the catalyst for his transfer away from Manchester United to Juventus was "personal problems".

Patrice Evra has clarified the reason why he left Manchester United after eight years of service to join the Old Lady of Serie A, Juventus.

He told JTV: "I went away from Manchester because of personal problems and the only team that I wanted was Juventus."

Indeed, despite mounting speculation at the tail-end of last season, the only club perpetually linked with bidding for the French full back were the Italian heavyweights.

What makes Evra's statement noteworthy is that it was problems away from the club, "personal" ones, that influenced his desire to leave.

In May, the Manchester Evening News reported that Evra could be heading out of the Old Trafford exit door due to a "bizarre row" with David Moyes that involved bacon sandwiches at Manchester Airport.

Staff at the airport made bacon sandwiches available as a goodwill gesture but Moyes was allegedly infuriated when Evra a: took one and b: made a joke of Moyes on the airplane tannoy.

Evra has made two appearances for Juve - one in Serie A and one in the Champions League - as a left-sided defensive midfielder.

In this position, he has returned two tackles, six interceptions and eight clearances whilst also providing five key passes.

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