anchester United Champions League winner Patrice Evra has taken fresh aim at Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
Evra and Guardiola have gone back and forth ever since City were knocked out of the Champions League as the Frenchman criticised the club for not having ‘personalities’. Guardiola hit back by suggesting that Evra himself lacked character as his Barcelona side smashed United in the 2011 Champions League final.
Evra spoke after United legends hosted Liverpool legends in a charity game at Old Trafford on Saturday, but the Frenchman wasn’t feeling so kind about Guardiola.
“I didn’t understand to be honest,” Evra told the Manchester Evening News following United legend’s loss to Liverpool.
“I am not watching that much in the media, and then a friend sends me Guardiola talking about ‘maybe Patrice Evra wants a job’ and then after ‘we destroyed them with Barcelona’. I was working for Amazon Prime and I just said playing under Guardiola, when you have personality, it must be difficult, when you have ego.
“I am talking about players when they played with him and they always say he has been a problem. What I said was nice, but now if you want to go talk, I will talk. I don’t see any City player who loves him.
“He is a genius, but as a person, I don’t know him personally. I was surprised he even had time to answer to Patrice Evra, I am a retired player, I am doing my job.
“I was a little surprised. But me, I am always happy, I don’t have any hate in my heart. But when people want to do some banter, I am ready for that.
“By the way, he wins because he had Xavi, Iniesta and [Lionel] Messi. Of course you’re going to win the Champions League. But since he don’t have them, it is a long time ago he won the Champions League.”