Patrice Evra explains how Sir Alex Ferguson turned Man Utd players into “robots”


Patrice Evra explained how the stars of Manchester United forgot how to celebrate the winning trophies thanks to Sir Alex Ferguson transforming them into “robots”.

Former left back Evra moved to Old Trafford in 2006 and spent eight years with the Red Devils, winning 10 major honors, including the Premier League five times and the Champions League in 2008.

However, the former Juventus and France star admitted that Ferguson had taught United players to consider success as the norm and that he had a hard time feeling happy after winning trophies.

“I think your first championship win is so incredible,” said Evra. “But I’m going to be honest, when you start winning the third, fourth and fifth, you celebrate – but not in the same way.

Evra won five Premier League titles under Ferguson

“You celebrate because of the cameras and other things, but it’s not the same thing. Ferguson taught us all to be like a robot. I don’t think I was a human being playing for Manchester United.

“When we won games, when I did something good, I was not happy. For me it was normal. “

Ferguson joined United in 1986 and enjoyed a brilliant 27-year stay at Old Trafford before retiring in 2013. The legendary Scotsman has won 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two champion leagues and is the most decorated manager in football history.

However, Evra recalled that Ferguson only forcefully celebrated an honor victory once – after United beat Chelsea on penalties twice in the 2008 Champions League final.

“I always say Didier Deschamps taught me that winning is important but Ferguson taught me that winning is normal,” Evra told the official Manchester United podcast.

“I remember, after big victories against Liverpool, he just said:” Well done, my son. “

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“He never shouted, except when we won the Champions League final. It was just something normal, winning the league. “


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