Evra thought Arsenal had taken out a contract on him

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London, Aug. 29 (ANI): Left back Manchester United Patrice Evra had thought Arsenal had taken out a contract out on him the last time he played them.

The left-back was the target for revenge in May after Manchester United swept aside the Gunners in the Champions League semi-finals.

Evra and Co put on a show to record an impressive 3-1 second-leg victory - 4-1 on aggregate - at The Emirates.

That prompted the Frenchman to suggest the Euro tie had been "men against boys".

And that remark was still fresh in the memory when the two rivals met in a goalless draw in the league at Old Trafford just 11 days later.

Evra claims the challenges were so bad even referee Mike Dean warned him to be on his guard as it appeared Arsenal were targeting the United defender.

Now Evra is ready to face the Gunners again this evening.

And, according to The Sun, he said: "What Arsenal did that day was shameful. I was asked if it felt like there was a contract out on me and I had to say 'yes, yes, yes'."

Evra explained: "I particularly didn't like the reaction Fabregas showed in that game when he knew full well we had a Champions League final to play that month. Yet he put in a bad tackle on me which could easily have robbed me of that final."

"We'll meet again one day, hopefully off the pitch, and I'll be able to let my personality tell him what I think," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, August 29, 2009, 13:47 [IST]
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