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Juventus signing Evra admits rejecting Man Utd captaincy

Juventus signing Patrice Evra admits turning down the Manchester United captaincy to make the move.

Evra revealed United boss Louis van Gaal urged him to resist Juve's offer.

"Manchester United wanted to keep me and they also wanted to give me the captain's band," he reportedly said to Sky Sports.

"Van Gaal was disappointed to see me go away, but I had already made a choice."

Evra admits it was difficult to leave Manchester United, especially after then Juventus manager Antonio Conte resigned before his arrival.

"It was really difficult to leave Man United, but I did it. I made my choice and I am really happy with my choice."

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