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FORMER MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENDER PATRICE LATYR EVRA RETIRES FROM FOOTBALL

Former Manchester United and France left Back Patrice Latyr Evra retires from football age 38

The French-born Senegalese defender started his career as an attacker but later converted to left-back after signing for OGC Nice in 2002. He joined Monaco as part of the team that won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2003 before being transferred to Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.

Evra won 15 trophies at United, he played 379 games for united between 2006 and 2014 before moving to Juventus in 2014

Evra was banned for five games after French players boycotted training at the 2010 world cup in South Africa in support of Nicolas Anelka who was sent home for insulting their French coach Raymond Domenech.

Patrice Evra will also be remembered for his banter with Luis Suarez in a premier game at Anfield when Suarez made a comment saying ”Porque tu eres Negro” meaning you are Black.

He told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport of his decision to retire and aims to finish his coaching qualifications in 18 months.

Story By: Isaac Mortey

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