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Patrice Evra reveals what Fergie said in the dressing room after Man Utd 1-4 Liverpool

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Veteran Marseille full-back Patrice Evra will forever be a Manchester United legend.

The 36-year-old Frenchman spent eight years at Old Trafford after Sir Alex Ferguson signed him from Monaco in a £5.5m deal in 2006.

He won five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy in a Manchester United shirt before Joining Juventus in 2014.

Evra is winding down his career at French club Marseille but remains a fans favourite in Manchester.

FullTimeDEVILS presenter Stephen Howson travelled to Marseille and tracked down the eccentric Frenchman, who delivered a touching message to the Manchester United fans.

One of Evra's worst defeats in a Man United shirt was the 4-1 loss at home to league leaders Liverpool in March 2009, in which Vidic and the United defence were run ragged by Fernando Torres.

Evra explained to Howson why the humiliating home defeat remains one of his favourite memories of his time at Manchester United, revealing what Ferguson said in the dressing room straight after the humiliating defeat.

"My best memory with the United fans - where I say these fans are so loyal and they give everything for the players - is when were losing 4-1 at Old Trafford against Liverpool," said Evra.

"When we came off the pitch and all the United fans were singing 'United, United' [at full time] and I remember getting into the dressing room and Ferguson said to all of us 'Guys, did you hear that? We should win the league for them'.

"I remember we were seven points behind [Liverpool] and in the end we won the league. That league title was especially for Man United fans because they were behind us in every moment - not only the good moments, but also the difficult moments. That's why Man United fans represent so much for me and I miss them so much.

"I move, I've changed a lot of clubs but I will never forget them. And I am a Manchester United fan forever."

Evra's message to the Manchester United fans begins at 6:00.

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