Patrice Evra leaps to defence of former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo

Patrice Evra leaps to defence of former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo

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Patrice Evra has backed his former teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, despite his recent comments.

Manchester United Football Club, with hindsight, are now probably regretting their decision to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

The GOAT provided some brilliant memories last season, though the irreparable damage he’s inflicted on the Red Devils this summer will always sting the hearts of fans. Why did he have to tear down the whole club in order to save face?

Former players, left, right and centre, have been quick to condone Ronaldo’s actions. However, he has some support in the form of Patrice Evra.

The ex-Red has leapt to the defence of his former teammate, admitting that Ronaldo was ‘hurt’, which can lead to ‘mistakes’. Evra also gave us the ‘we are all human’ line. Honestly, it’s insulting.

I don’t doubt that Ronaldo will go on to enjoy a cracking World Cup as he looks to prove the doubters wrong. But we fans will always have the memory of the Portugal international linking up with Piers Morgan and The Sun to try and tear down the club we love. It’s just daft.

Check out what Patrice Evra had to say about Cristiano Ronaldo in full here:

“It’s a really low moment for Cristiano right now and there are a lot of people criticising him about his attitude, but at the end of the day we are all human. I’m not trying to defend anybody but sometimes when you are hurt you can make mistakes.” Evra told Betfair, per the MEN Live Blog.

“I think Cristiano Ronaldo will take his chance to show he’s the best player in the world [in Qatar]. In the last game, he was being booed by his own fans so he will be really hurt. He’s already won something with his country, but I am sure this tournament will be personal for him.”

I’m also sad for Evra. Perhaps the Frenchman feels that if he speaks against Ronaldo, he’ll be the next one to be thrown under the bus as a result. I get that they’re close friends, but sometimes it’s best to say nothing rather than getting involved in situations like this.

At the end of the day, United fans won’t have to put up with this rubbish for too much longer. The sooner his contract is torn up, the better it’ll be for all involved. There’s absolutely zero way he can walk back into that dressing room and command any sort of respect from his teammates and coaching staff.

It does say a lot about the people who are running to his defence. I wonder who’ll be next…? My money is on Keano or Rio…

Do you think Evra should defend Ronaldo like this? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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