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Evra reveals ‘important talks behind the scenes’ about Manchester United role

Patrice Evra has revealed he has held ‘important talks behind the scenes’ regarding a role at Manchester United.

The Frenchman announced his retirement from football earlier this year and has been completing his coaching badges at his former club, with a view to a potential future role at Old Trafford.

Evra, who won five league titles and the Champions League during an eight-year spell in Manchester, offered his services to help his struggling former side in a tweet sent in September, whilst he has also been linked with a role as a sporting director as the club overhaul their hierarchy.

Man United have been linked with appointing an inaugural Director of Football to help oversee footballing matters, with a host of former players including Darren Fletcher and Rio Ferdinand having also been linked with the potential role.

Evra has confirmed talks have taken place, and says he is interested in helping the struggling club re-establish themselves amongst the world’s best.

‘“I’m having some important talks behind the scenes, we’re talking about whether I work in a certain role – we’ll see,’ he said.

“In life I want to do everything, but I want a role where I can get my hands dirty, it’s because I want my club to be back to the best in the world – but I don’t know what role I will have.”

Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, Evra was quick to reiterate he is not currently working for United, despite his presence at the club as he completes his coaching badges.

The charismatic 38-year-old admits he is enjoying life in typical style post-retirement, as he awaits the right opportunity to return to football.

“I just retired five weeks ago. I would say I’m enjoying life I’m doing my coaching badges with Man Utd, but I want to make it clear because people think I’m working for United but I’m not, I’m just doing my badges. Been busy, and now doing this with you guys tonight.”

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