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Man Utd hero Evra mocks Arsenal: Van Persie left baby team for man team

Manchester United hero Patrice Evra has taken aim at Arsenal over Robin van Persie's move to Old Trafford.

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'."

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