Patrice Evra reveals star who most impressed him
CRISTIANO RONALDO was not the player who impressed Manchester United team-mate Patrice Evra the most during his time there.
Portugal's captain scored a stunning hat-trick to secure a 3-3 draw with rivals Spain in their World Cup opener.
Ronaldo, 33, launched himself into the spotlight when he joined Sir Alex Ferguson's United in 2003, scoring 84 goals in nearly 200 appearances.
But according to team-mate Patrice Evra he was not the most impressive player in the squad.
The French full-back has revealed he was most impressed by a Red Devils legend closer to home.
"I was looking at those guys because the way they trained looked like they’d never won anything"- Patrice Evra
"I will surprise you," Evra teased on the ITV Sport World Cup Podcast.
"When I was on my time in Manchester, the player I was most impressed with was Ryan Giggs, instead of Cristiano [Ronaldo] or [Wayne] Rooney.
"I remember when I arrived, everyone was talking about Rooney or Ronaldo.
"But when people ask me that question, I say Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes. I was looking at those guys because the way they trained looked like they'd never won anything.
"They were the players I looked at to succeed at Manchester United."