Patrice Evra spills details of Man Utd WhatsApp group involving fellow 2008 heroes


Rio Ferdinand set up the Manchester United WhatsApp group (Picture: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra says the Champions League winning squad of 2008 still regularly keep in touch via a WhatsApp group.

The 2007/08 season was a memorable one for United fans after they won the Premier League and Champions League double.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side pipped Chelsea to the league title by two points as well as beating the Blues in the Champions League final as Cristiano Ronaldo fired them to glory.

United’s starting XI for the final in Moscow featured plenty of United legends including Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney and Wes Brown.

And Evra says the bond that team built sees many of them keep in touch on a daily basis courtesy of Ferdinand setting up a WhatsApp group.

‘For many players, when they retire, what we miss the most is the dressing room. All the banter, all the stories. Everything happens inside,’ Evra said.

‘I spoke with [Edwin] van der Sar when he retired and I said, ‘how are you doing?’ And he said, “Patrice I just miss you guys”’.

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How many of these from Manchester United’s Champions League final team is in the WhatsApp group? (Picture: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images)

‘We are lucky, the United group we still have a WhatsApp group. We are everyone, so every morning we just laugh off each other. We have still got that.

‘It is most of the players from 2008 when we won the Champions League. It is really active. Every two minutes.

‘Rio created it. We just keep connected and have a laugh. It was not just a team, it was like a family.’

One other player who played a key part in the 2007/08 campaign, who may or may not be part of the WhatsApp group, was Park Ji-Sung.

And Ferguson previously revealed leaving the South Korean out of the starting XI for the Champions League final, despite starting both semi-final legs…

Source : metro

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