Friday, September 22, 2023

James Milner The Most Annoying Player I Ever Played Against – Patrice Evra

Former Manchester United full back Patrice Evra, has named Liverpool star James Milner as the most annoying player he came up against in his career and joked that he would follow him everywhere even if is the toilet.

Milner who is plying his trade at Liverpool is fifth with 569 appearances in the topflight of English football and still climbing the list of all time Premier League players, with the most appearances at 35 and still going stronger for the Anfield side.

Milner spent five years at Manchester City, where he came up against the Frenchman Evra in various feisty derbies, and the former Monaco star was quick to name him as one of the most difficult opponents he ever faced.

Evra reveled this in a Q&A with Manchester United’s official website saying: “The toughest one? It’s not the toughest one, but the most annoying one was James Milner.”

“The reason was because he was always defending more than myself.”

“I’m an attacking defender so he frustrated me so much because he was following me everywhere. Even if I was going to the toilet, he was going to follow me.”

Before retiring Evra won the Champions League with United in 2008, as well as five Premier League titles in an eight year spell with over 350 appearances.

This article was updated 7 months ago


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