Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes were among the Manchester United stars who didn't immediately see the talent of Patrice Evra following his move to Old Trafford from Monaco.
The left-back signed for Sir Alex Ferguson back in January of 2006 for a fee of around £5.5million on a three-and-a-half-year contract - but things didn't initially go to plan.Evra has now fondly remembered how many of his new team-mates were aware of how much improvement he needed - which made him add a routine into training he hadn't previously needed. READ MORE: Paul Scholes pinpoints subtle Erik ten Hag change which turned Man Utd's fortunes Speaking to Betfair, Evra said: "I love to be challenged in my life.
I think that's when you see the best version of myself. "I'll be honest with you, players like Paul Scholes, they said: 'Patrice I think you were a joke!
I think we should send you back for free to Monaco!'."I remember some players like Rio Ferdinand and Wayne Rooney they were laughing at me in training when people were pushing me down because I needed to adapt my football. Where does Patrice Evra rank among Man Utd's best ever left-backs?Read more on dailystar.co.uk