‘He was in tears’ – Patrice Evra makes admission over emotional Carlos Tevez Man United incident

The Frenchman played alongside Tevez on 110 occasions for United and Juventus, with the pair combining for three goals during their respective careers. Both players won countless trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Evra, while looking ahead to the festive fixture schedule that Erik ten Hag&aposs men will have to manage, reflected on his time as a player and how he felt about the Christmas period. While the former Reds full-back admitted that he enjoyed playing every few days, he revealed that some players found it difficult being away from home.

Tevez – who signed for United from West Ham – was emotional ahead of a fixture against Newcastle during the festive period, with Evra suggesting that the Argentine find it tough to be apart from his children.

“I remember we played on New Year&aposs Day at Newcastle. I remember the night before we had dinner at 7pm, then at 7:30pm everyone went to their room,” Evra told Betfair. “I went to my bedroom and I remember I went to see Carlos Tevez in his room, and he was in tears, I said &aposCarlito, what&aposs happened?&apos

“He said to me that it&aposs a tradition to celebrate with family and he was so emotional that he wasn&apost with his kids, it was quite tough for him.”

Evra also admitted that it took some time to get used to playing during the festive period, suggesting that it was shock to him when he arrived in England.

He added: “The first time I played over Christmas, it was a really weird experience. Even New Year&aposs Eve was weird. In France you normally have a break, like in Italy too.

“It was a shock when I came to England and I was playing over Christmas because I didn&apost understand how some players would celebrate with their families, some of them would have a drink then after we&aposd have to play a game.

“You have to control yourself and you have to have good behaviour, but it&aposs difficult because it&aposs Christmas time and it&aposs family time.”