Evra claims Van Persie left a 'baby team' in Arsenal to join a 'man team' in United.
“I give you an example when Robin van Persie joined Man United," Evra said on ITV Sport's World Cup podcast.
“First of all when he came I said 'welcome to a proper team, a man team, not a baby team'.
“And he laughed, but he understood straight away because I remember him saying 'Patrice, to be fair, I just feel like now I'm playing for a big team because all of you win many trophies, many medals, and you still go in the gym before training, going in the gym after training'.
“Robin was like a kid, he was just like amazed about that.
“When he looked at us he'd say like 'when I see all of you guys, I have to work hard because I want to win, I want to win trophies'."