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06th Nov 2021

Patrice Evra trolls Oasis at book launch with Wonderwall cover

Callum Boyle

Can’t imagine we’ll be seeing him headlining Glastonbury any time soon

Patrice Evra started off his book promotion tour in true Evra style as he entered the stage by singing ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis.

The song, performed by the Manchester City-supporting band was sung by the Manchester United legend to reference their ‘noisy neighbours’ ahead of the crucial Manchester derby which takes place today (Saturday 6 November).

Evra was at the Lowry in Salford, Greater Manchester, to promote his autobiography ‘I love this Game’ but as always, Evra was up for a joke, and used the chance to mock his city rivals.

Take a look below at the singing (probably not quite worthy of a headline performance at Glastonbury, but entertaining, nonetheless).


Evra is known for his subtle digs towards the blue side of Manchester, once telling former City player Micah Richards at Soccer Aid that the Etihad was a nice stadium but they would never win the Champions League.

The Manchester derby is set to be a big game for both sides. A win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford will help bring them level on points with Pep Guardiola’s side, however a defeat will only further increase the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

After their 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, Solskjaer was told he had three games to save his job.

So far, he’s had two of those games, winning one and drawing one after beating Tottenham Hotspur in the league and Cristiano Ronaldo’s last-minute heroics (yet again) to get a draw against Atalanta in midweek.

Meanwhile, it’s arguably just as important for Guardiola.

A surprise defeat to Crystal Palace last week means City are now five points adrift of league leaders Chelsea and defeat could leave them with a mountain to climb in order to retain their Premier League title.

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