Juventus defender Patrice Evra has been strongly linked with a move back to Manchester United.  The 35-year-old spent eight years at Old Trafford from 2006-2014 and the Manchester Evening News claims that the Frenchman could be in line for a sensational return. Another former United player Rio Ferdinand has also added fuel to the fire by posting on Instagram “hearing through social media u coming home bro, talk to me”.

Add to this the fact that the players agent Federico Pastorello has been quoted in a recent interview declaring that; “I have to admit that, like all footballers, he would like to be playing more often. I’ve been receiving a lot of calls, and I don’t know where the rumours are coming from, but Patrice is not at all unhappy at Juventus. I can only say that there is nothing definite right now about him leaving”.

The defensive duo, who won countless trophies together at Old Trafford, are renowned for their antics on social media and Ferdinand dropped a massive hint that his ex-teammate could be heading ‘home’.

Evra has made 79 appearances for Juventus since leaving the Red Devils back in 2014 but the legendary full-back has struggled for game-time under Massimiliano Allegri this term.

One of the main stumbling blocks of a possible January move would be the fact that Juventus are in the last 16 of the Champions League and Evra has made it clear that he would love to win the competition with the Italian giants. But his lack of playing time in Massimo Allegri’s team and Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho’s admiration for the player, has made a return to Old Trafford an intriguing storyline in this transfer window.