Man Utd legend Patrice Evra calls Liverpool star his “most annoying” opponent

Patrice Evra and James Milner endured many fierce fights on the wing (Image: Ian Walton / Getty Images)

Patrice Evra named Liverpool star James Milner as his “most annoying” opponent.

The Manchester United legend met his best during his eight-year spell with the Red Devils, winning five Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Evra was recently asked who the best and toughest opponent he had met during his time as a right-back for the club.

The 40-year-old insists he was never afraid of anyone, but was frustrated in his duels with Milner when he met the former England player during his time at Newcastle, Aston Villa and Manchester City as well as in international matches.

– The best player I played against it was Patrice. I was my worst enemy because I was never afraid of anyone, ‘he told United’s website.

– I was just like when I wasn’t on a good day, I knew anyone could beat me, but most of the time I was on a good day.

“The hardest?” It’s not the hardest but the most annoying was James Milner.

Evra and Milner

Patrice Evra and James Milner also faced off while representing their countries (Image: Julian Finney / Getty Images)

‘People always expect me to say another but James Milner the reason was because he always defended more than myself.

– I’m someone, I’m an attacking defender so he frustrated me so much because he followed me everywhere.

‘Even if I went to the toilet, he would follow me at once. I’d say the most annoying is James Milner. ‘

The Frenchman was also questioned about who he idolized while growing up.

He admits that he had a hard time for Brazilian legend Romario but his main idol was his mother.

“I didn’t have idols in football, I liked Romario, but my mother is my idol in life,” he added.

“Like I say, it’s not arrogant or overconfident but I played football because I loved playing football.”

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