The France international called time on his decorated Red Devils career earlier this summer to complete a move to Serie A champions Juventus.
Manchester had great confidence in me. I spoke to Van Gaal, who was sorry to see me go, but I wanted to come to Juventus
Evra was a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s United side that collected five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League crown in seven seasons.
And the 33-year-old admitted it was a difficult decision to leave the 20-time English champions for Juventus.
“It was really difficult to leave Manchester United, it was for personal reasons,” Evra said.
“Three months before the end of the season I asked to speak to other clubs and when I knew Juventus were interested it was an easy decision, but the most difficult thing was to leave Manchester United.
“Manchester had great confidence in me. I spoke to Van Gaal, who was sorry to see me go, but I wanted to come to Juventus.”
Evra scored seven goals in 273 Premier League appearances for United following his move to Old Trafford from Monaco in 2006.
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