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Patrice Evra On 'Really Active' Man United Champions League WhatsApp Group

Patrice Evra On 'Really Active' Man United Champions League WhatsApp Group

Former Manchester United man and Champions League winner Patrice Evra has shed some light on an infamous WhatsApp Group.

The 2007-2008 team that beat Chelsea on penalties still keep in touch to this very day. That's what the Frenchman told the media at an Amazon Prime launch this week.

According to Evra, Rio Ferdinand was responsible for starting the group which contains a slew of world class talent over the years.

Evra On The Infamous Group Chat

"All the banter, all the stores. Everything happens inside," Evra said. "We are everyone, so every morning we just laugh off each other. We have still got that."

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Cristiano Ronaldo was part of that Champions League team and is one of few players still actively playing from that squad. Nani and Carlos Tévez are still plying their trade abroad.

Some of the players that featured in the final include the likes of Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic and Ryan Giggs. An eclectic mix.

"It is most of the players from 2008 when we won the Champions League. It is really active. Every two minutes," Evra revealed.

"I spoke with van der Sar when he retired and I said, 'How are you doing?', and he said, 'Patrice, I just miss you guys.'"

"We just keep connected and have a laugh. It was not just a team, it was like a family." Evra remained tight lipped on anything else.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Despite making the final a year later, the 2007-2008 Champions League was Manchester United's last time lifting the trophy.

United overcame Lyon and Roma in the knockout stages before setting up a semi-final showdown with Barcelona to advance.

A Paul Scholes screamer at Old Trafford from outside the box, which had become commonplace, separated the sides over two legs.

The final was a tense affair as Chelsea and Manchester United shared a goal apiece after ninety minutes, with Ronaldo and Lampard the scorers.

A haunting penalty shootout followed for Chelsea fans, that featured John Terry's infamous 'slip' while stepping up to take his kick.

Manchester United went on to win 6-5, with Nicolas Anelka's final penalty saved by Edwin van der Sar to bring it home to Old Trafford.

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