Evra: I considered United exit

Evra: I considered United exit

Published May. 24, 2011 10:37 a.m. ET

Patrice Evra has revealed he thought about leaving Manchester United last summer, before Sir Alex Ferguson persuaded him to stay.

The France international has claimed the likes of Real Madrid and Inter Milan were interested in his services.

However, after holding talks with Ferguson, Evra chose to remain at Old Trafford.

Evra said in the The Sun: "I had thought about leaving last summer for family reasons but something changed my mind late on.


"There were clubs interested like Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

"But the manager visited me at my home to persuade me to stay.

"I know my heart has made the right decision. When Sir Alex talks, it's a good idea to listen!"

Evra joined the Red Devils from Monaco in 2006 and has since made 169 Premier League appearances for the club.