I forgive Wayne Rooney insists Patrice Evra

Last updated : 22 November 2010 By Daily Mail

Patrice Evra says he has forgiven Wayne Rooney for the way he dealt with his contract negotiations last month.

Evra said Manchester United should sell Rooney when the England striker criticised the club's ambition but, after Rooney was given a generally warm reception on his return to the team, Evra insisted any rift between the pair is in the past.

'It was very good to see him back,' said Evra.

'We are all going to help him get back to his best and scoring goals for United again.

'With Wayne we don't talk about the past, we just think about the future.

'And the future is where he will once again become one of the best players in the world.

'What I said was that the most important thing was the team, not Patrice Evra or Wayne Rooney.

'I never said the players were against him. When someone says they don't trust in the future of United it caused us pain but it is behind us now.'

Rooney had a quiet return to action, with Ali Al Habsi saving well from a header, and he will play 90 minutes against Rangers on Wednesday.

'I'm pleased for him,' said United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

'It will settle him down and make him realise he is at the club.

'There is no doubt about that. He'll play against Rangers. It'll be the perfect environment in which to get 90 minutes.'

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail