Patrice Evra has made the claim that Carlos Tevez’s match winning penalty against defending European champions Real Madrid on Tuesday night was down to his Manchester United blood, the Metro reports.
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The Argentine bagged a 57th minute spot kick to give the Serie A winners a 2-1 advantage over their Spanish counterparts ahead of next week’s second leg, after Alvaro Morata’s opener was equalled by Cristiano Ronaldo.
And the Frenchman believes that Tevez learned his desire to win games at Old Trafford, despite him spending time with cross city rivals Manchester City.
“Carlos Tevez, like myself, is United blood,” Evra said after the final whistle.
“He is a champion. He has had a fantastic year and we want to win the Champions League.
“He is a massive professional.
“Nobody expected us to get this far, it is 12 years since we got this far.”
Evra joined United back in 2006 and played alongside Tevez for two years when he linked up with the Red Devils a year later.
The pair were reunited again last summer when Evra finally ended his association with United to join Juve, following the expiration of his contract.