Evra remembers time Sir Alex Ferguson pranked him – which ended in hairdryer

Former Manchester United full-back, Patrice Evra, has recalled the time that Red Devil's gaffer, Sir Alex Ferguson, pulled a prank on him, and it resulted in his infamous hairdryer treatment.

Evra spent eight years in the red half of Manchester, and in that time, he racked up 273 appearances for United.

The Frenchman left the Red Devils in 2014, one year after Ferguson's retirement, and Evra, himself, hung up his boots in 2018 after a spell with London-based West Ham United.

However, speaking on Eddie Hearn: No Passion No Point, has revealed Sir Alex pranked the defender by delivering him his hairdryer treatment.

"We play[ed] actually against Tottenham, we are winning like 2-0 at half time, and I came into the dressing room, and everyone was like wow Pat, you're on fire, so I'm giving five to everyone," Evra recalled.

"When he doesn't talk for three minutes, somebody's in trouble, but I would have never expected myself."

Evra continued to explain how Ferguson questioned him, despite Evra believing he was playing out of his skin, before launching into his infamous hairdryer.

"He gave me the infamous hairdryer, this is true, 'what the hell are you doing, this is the worst game you've played since I signed you, why did you play the ball back to Van der Sar?'

"'If you do that again, I'll take you out of the team, and you'll come and watch the game next to me'.

United went onto win the game 4-0, but a fuming Evra couldn't talk to his teammates after the final whistle, and the next day he went to talk to Sir Alex about the 'injustice'.

"No, Patrice, you've been the best player on the pitch; you know what to give, seriously, you're such a great player," Evra recalled Ferguson telling him in his office.

"Half-time we were playing so well, but Cristiano Ronaldo was starting to do some skill, and we were starting to respect Tottenham – instead of killing them.

"It was just because [he knew] I could take the fire, and he sent a message to my other teammates – because if he's killing Patrice, we better perform.

"That's the kind of relationship we had."

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