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‘Stay in your lane’ – Patrice Evra lays into Jamie Carragher for his Cristiano Ronaldo comments after scoring record


MANCHESTER UNITED legend Patrice Evra has SLAMMED Jamie Carragher for his comments about Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar scored twice – the 800th and 801st goals of his career – to help the Red Devils beat Arsenal 3-2 in a thrilling game at Old Trafford.

Patrice Evra praised the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo on this current Man Utd team

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Patrice Evra praised the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo on this current Man Utd teamCredit: Getty
Ronaldo scored the 800th and 801st goals of his career to hand United victory

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Ronaldo scored the 800th and 801st goals of his career to hand United victoryCredit: Getty
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has been critical of United's decision to bring Ronaldo back

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has been critical of United’s decision to bring Ronaldo backCredit: Getty

And after praising his former team-mate’s performance post-match, Evra then took the opportunity to address Carragher’s comments directly.

Speaking on Amazon Prime Video, he said: “Some players like Jamie Carragher, he had I think 775 games and Cristiano today scored 801 goals and those type of people talk about Cristiano.

“I think people have to stay in their lane. Some people just wake up and want to talk about Cristiano.”

Carragher insisted earlier this week that Ronaldo could become a major problem at Old Trafford.

Speaking on CBS Sports, Carragher said: “How can a club the size of Manchester United still rely on a guy who’s nearly 37?

“He was unbelievable, his goal record is unbelievable, but if he doesn’t score he is a passenger in the game. You have to accept that, that’s a fact.

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“But he scores nearly every game so at the moment you can accept it.

“If Cristiano Ronaldo went four or five games without scoring, that’s a massive problem for Manchester United.”

Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in 16 games since returning for a second spell at United.

Meanwhile, Evra also had his say on the Emile Smith Rowe’s bizarre opening goal on Thursday night.

It was one of the strangest incidents you are ever likely to see as United midfielder Fred accidentally stamped on his own keeper David De Gea’s foot when a corner was coming in.

De Gea hit the deck and moments later the ball was in the back of the net when Emile Smith Rowe volley the Gunners in front.

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And because referee Martin Atkinson had not blown his whistle before the goal was scored, VAR decided it was allowed to stand.

“It’s a bizarre goal but it’s a valid goal,” Evra said when analysing the strange moment.

When asked if he would have let United score an equaliser as Arsenal captain, he added: “If I was Arsenal captain – no.

“If they wanted to play the fair play card, they will, but if I’m a player for for Arsenal then no because it’s his own player, Fred stamping on David De Gea.”

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