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Evra Names His Ultimate Teammates XI, Snubs Rooney & Pogba

Former France international Patrice Evra, who played for a host of clubs in his career, including Manchester United and Juventus, has named his best teammates XI, and snubbed the likes of Wayne Rooney and friend Paul Pogba.

Click through the gallery above to see Evra's ultimate teammates XI in a 4-4-2 formation, as per Sky Sports.

The Frenchman, now retired, appeared on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show this week, alongside former Premier League rival Jamie Carragher.

Evra, 38, covered a wide range of topics on the show, during which he was asked to name a starting XI based on the best players he played with. 

Despite playing with legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon at Juventus, the former left-back selected Edwin van der Sar in goal, perhaps because he spent a longer time alongside the Dutchman at United. 

Evra chose himself at left-back, with his right-back being Dani Alves, whom he played with at the Bianconeri. The Frenchman overlooked the likes of Nemanja Vidic and Leonardo Bonucci at centre-back, though, rather going with Rio Ferdinand and Giorgio Chiellini. 

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Ji-Sung Park was a surprise inclusion on the right side of midfield, but Evra was quick to explain why he chose the South Korean ahead of some other high-profile stars.

"He was a soldier. The 2008 Champions League semi-final against Barcelona, in both legs, he was man of the match," he explained.

"He didn't play the final after that, but he is definitely one of my soldiers."

Paul Scholes was an unsurprising inclusion, as was Andrea Pirlo, two midfielders considered among the best of their generation. For this reason, Pogba's absence from the team does not seem all that strange. Ryan Giggs on the left wing completed the four-man midfield. 

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In attack, Evra left out United's greatest ever goalscorer Rooney, and instead selected Carlos Tevez, whom he played alongside both at the Red Devils and Juve, and Cristiano Ronaldo, whom he played with in England for three years. 

What do you make of Evra's selection? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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