Former Manchester United full-back, Patrice Evra has revealed he held talks with United vice-chairman Ed Woodward about returning to the club in some capacity.
Evra represented the red devils for eight years and half years between 2006 and 2014 and has been in attendance of several Manchester United games in the company of Woodward.
Manchester United are on the look-out for a Technical director with names like Berbatov, Van de Saar and Rio Ferdinand linked daily to the job but Evra has said that he isn’t ready to take up any job in that capacity.
“We talk but I do not think I am ready myself,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports of his relationship with Woodward.
“I sacrificed my life a lot to succeed during all my career and if I want a role in Manchester United right now, then I would have to sacrifice my life all over again. I do not want to be put in a box.”
When asked what the club needed to do in order to return to the peak of English football, the Frenchman said:
“I’ll be honest; I haven’t spoken to people from the board deeply about this, Ed Woodward or the Glazers. Who is picking the players? Is it the board or the manager? That’s my real question. Did Mourinho want Sanchez badly? Or was it just Ed? It’s difficult to point the finger at someone because we don’t know.
He opined that most people would join the bandwagon to blame Ed but that answers about such transfers like that of Sanchez could only be I known by an insider.
He said the mentality at the club needed to be changed and that people who really understand the club should be brought into its management (ex-players).
“Until you work inside the club, you can’t answer this. From outside, the first person everyone is going to blame is Ed. Does the manager say to him that he wants a player and he should give him the money? We have to change the way we think. Business is important, I know, but until you win trophies and show your passion, people will hate you.
“It will take time, I think they need more people who understand this club and will bleed for it. They need more ex-players involved.”