Patrice Evra and Sir Alex Ferguson.

Patrice Evra jokingly mocks Sir Alex Ferguson on Instagram

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Only the bravest man would be willing to mock Sir Alex Ferguson.

You only needed to watch the fiery Scot on the touchline during his 27-year spell as Manchester United boss to see that he can go from calm to ferocious in the blink of an eye.

So quite what Patrice Evra is doing by mocking Ferguson on Instagram, we’re not sure.


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The Frenchman, who made 379 appearances for the Red Devils, has posted an image on Instagram of the Manchester United legend in action during a training drill.

To say that it’s an unflattering image of Fergie would be an understatement.

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Evra's Instagram post

Clearly, Evra is having a joke with his former manager. He added the caption: “Boss i love you, respect you! But i really don T understand what you tried to ?? Hahahahahah.”

The image offers a glimpse of Fergie the player. And it certainly doesn’t look good.

He played for a number of Scottish teams, including Dunfermline Athletic and Rangers, but his list of managerial achievements far outweighs what he accomplished during his playing days.

French international defender Patrice Ev

Evra left United for Juventus in 2014 after enjoying a glittering nine-year spell at Old Trafford that yielded five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League.

And United still holds a special place in his heart. The left-back greeted fans to his new Instagram page with an image of himself hoisting the Champions League trophy after United’s success with the caption: “Missing all United fans!!! But now i give myself 2 years to accomplish this trophy for Juventus fans !!!”

Evra's United exit "annoyed" him

The 35-year-old was part of a number of high-profile United players who departed in 2014. As well as Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck were all allowed to leave in the summer Louis van Gaal replaced David Moyes.

Evra would later reveal that he was “annoyed” by the manner of his departure.

“It's still hard to talk about my exit," he told French broadcaster RMC, per Sky Sports. "But one day, when my career is over, I'll be able to speak more openly about it.

“I came to Turin above all for my family because at Manchester they had inserted a clause in our agreement which changed the situation considerably. It really annoyed me.

“But I don't regret this move, which in the end has proven to be more than positive.”

Evra has won two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias since he arrived in Turin. He’ll never work for a better manager than Ferguson again, but at least his trophy cabinet hasn’t dried up.

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