If you don’t follow Patrice Evra on Instagram, you’re really missing out.
The French left-back, who spent eight successful years with Manchester United before moving on to Juventus in 2014, has uploaded several hilarious videos over the past few weeks.
He’s dressed up as a panda and a clown. He’s complained about the way in which some women take selfies. He’s had a singalong with Paul Pogba. And now he’s revealed who was the only United player to avoid Sir Alex Ferguson’s famous hairdryer treatment.
Evra found himself on the receiving end of one of Fergie’s famous dressing downs but he wasn’t alone.
All of his teammates were also blasted at some point. All except one, that is.
Evra: The one player who avoided the hairdryer
It wasn’t Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville or Cristiano Ronaldo. And it certainly wasn’t Wayne Rooney. It wasn’t even Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic or Edwin van der Sar.
Unsurprisingly, it was Paul Scholes, who celebrates his 42nd birthday today.
“Happy birthday legend!!! Simply the best midfielder on planet 🌎!!!” Evra wrote, even though Scholes probably doesn’t even know what Instagram is. “The only players never get the hairdryer from the boss😤😤soo lucky 😅😅😅 I love this game hahahaahahah @manchesterunited”.
Scholes: True United legend
Scholes, a one-club man, made 718 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 155 goals in the process.
He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation - particularly among his peers - and is a bonafide United legend.
He's doing a pretty good job as a pundit
Since retiring for the second time in 2013, Ferguson’s final season in management, Scholes has been working as a pundit for BT Sport.
Nobody could have predicted that Scholes, who wouldn’t have said boo to a goose during his playing days, would end up talking on live television for a living.
But over the past couple of years, with United struggling in the post-Ferguson era, he’s developed into one of the most entertaining and honest pundits.
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