Evra moves on from Rooney ‘pain’

Patrice Evra insists he has no problem with Wayne Rooney, despite the striker’s contract row causing "pain" for Manchester United.

Evra criticised Rooney after his shock revelation that he wanted to quit United before the England forward did a U-turn and signed a new deal at Old Trafford.

Rooney made his return to the United side as a substitute in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Wigan after returning from a training stint in America.

Evra was happy to see Rooney back in the fold and he has played down any bust-up with the striker insisting he wants to help the striker recapture his best form.

"It was very good to see him back,’ said Evra.

"We are all going to help him get back to his best and scoring goals for United again.

"With Wayne we don’t talk about the past, we just think about the future.

"And the future is where he will once again become one of the best players in the world.

"What I said was that the most important thing was the team, not Patrice Evra or Wayne Rooney.

"I never said the players were against him. When someone says they don’t trust in the future of United it caused us pain – but it is behind us now."