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Football: Deja vu Down Under for Evra

Published on Aug 8, 2014 6:06 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Patrice Evra is with a new football club this year but still finds himself in Australia for a pre-season friendly - and that is not the only similarity the French defender has noticed after making the switch from Manchester United to Juventus.

The 33-year-old left-back moved to Turin for 1.2 million pounds (S$2.5 million) in July after eight years at Old Trafford in which he won five English Premier league titles, the Champions League and the Club World Cup in 2008.

He joins a Juventus side under the new management of Massimiliano Allegri, as United were last year when they came to Sydney at the start of David Moyes's ill-fated reign, but with expectations of silverware still sky-high.

"Now I am a Juventus player, it's a massive club with a big history," he told reporters at a news conference on Friday. "We are a strong side, we have some great champions in the team.

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