Patrice Evra has launched an extraordinary attack on Manchester United in a lengthy rant on his personal Instagram account.

The Red Devils slumped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday to get their new Premier League campaign off to a losing start.

They are also coming under pressure from supporters due to their lack of transfer activity so far this summer, with Donny van de Beek the only new face through the door at Old Trafford.

Evra clearly still feels passionately about the club he represented for nine seasons between 2005-14, and took to social media to post a near-20 minute video giving his thoughts on the current situation.

In it he particularly targeted executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, saying: “If I have a problem with Ed Woodward, I wont talk on social media. I will just call him or meet him face-to-face about what I think about something.

“The only problem I would say to Ed is trusting people he should never trust. He even trusts people outside the club that he shouldn’t. That’s what I can say about Ed.

“Before us, Bobby Charlton, George Best, they make the history of the club. All those people they make the history of the club and we try to respect it, ’99 and us ’08. Just some people they want to blow all this legacy away. For what? Business?”

He also added: “I love this club and maybe one day I will work for this club again but I will work with my loyalty and I will never lie to any person who loves this club.

“I think some people who work for this club are damaging this club. That’s why we have to tell the truth to the fans.

“I know some people are scared to speak up about because they may not get a job in the future, I don’t care, I don’t need Manchester United. I love Manchester United.


“When we want a player and they cost say £20m, we end up trying to buy him for £100m. Now those players don’t even want our money anymore.

“A sporting director from a top football club called me and asked me to tell Matthew Judge to answer his phone.

“The club needs to stop being so arrogant. There are certain people at the club right now that don’t even respect Sir Alex Ferguson.”