Patrice Evra swipes at former club Manchester United

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Juventus defender Patrice Evra has launched a scathing attack on his former-club Manchester United, questioning whether the players' hearts are in it, according to the Daily Express.

The former-Red Devil ended his successful eight-year spell at Old Trafford by agreeing to join Serie A champions Juve in a deal worth around £2million. Now, with United's fortunes having failed to change under Louis van Gaal, the left-back wonders whether the players are up for it or not.

Disastrous season

United were in turmoil last season under David Moyes, finishing seventh in the league, and at the end of that season, the club lost three of their most experienced players, and all of them were defenders.

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Evra was joined in leaving the club by Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who both departed on a free transfer after their contracts expired at the club.

Moyes was then sacked with four games to go at the end of last season, and replaced by interim manager Ryan Giggs.

Louis van Gaal arrival

After the 2014 World Cup in Brazil it was Netherlands manager Van Gaal who was set to take on the United managerial position, and despite spending over £150million on new faces, the start of the season has been a struggle for the Dutchman.

With six games played, United have won two, drawn two and lost two, including a heavy 5-3 defeat to newly-promoted, Leicester City. The start of the campaign has lead to Evra questioning the players' commitments.

Bad Attitudes

The Frenchman believes the current crop of players at Old Trafford do not have the right attitude to bring the glory days back to the club, and he thinks their commitment isn't at the level it should be.

"Now there are so many strong players, but I do not know if they are for Manchester - for this club you have to sacrifice everything," Evra told Italian paper La Repubblica.

"That is the culture that I had rediscovered at Juve.

"I live in the present, because the past is a door to regrets and the future is one to anxiety. And I do not sell dreams to the fans, but, why not?

“It’s a competition that is so crazy that is seems incredible to have played in four finals.”

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