Patrice Evra says he always knew former Manchester United teammate Giuseppe Rossi was going to be a star. Rossi faces his old club with Villarreal tomorrow night and Evra said: "I knew he was going to be a good player.
"It was easy. Everybody knows Giuseppe Rossi. If you give him the ball in the box he will score every time.
"He is such a good professional. I am not surprised what he is doing now.
"When he left Manchester United I could only wish him all the best, but not against us on Tuesday."
Evra can understand why Rossi chose to leave a year ago.
"I sometimes say to the strikers here 'Thank God I am a defender'," said the former Monaco full-back.
"It is not easy to break through at Manchester United. When I arrived Gabriel Heinze and Mikael Silvestre were already here so you had three players for one position.