The rumours had been circulating for some time, but yesterday it was confirmed that Patrice Evra was swapping Manchester United for Juventus.
The French international had been a wonderful servant at Old Trafford, making 379 appearances, scoring 10 goals and providing 40 assists.
But it was his all-round play and passion for both the game and the club that shone through. And while many questioned his effectiveness in his final seasons in the side, he always gave his all; which is something that cannot be said of every player.
Evra's time at United looked like coming to an end when Luke Shaw arrived from Southampton. And yet there was talk of a shift in positions or the Frenchman acting as a mentor for the young England international.
But now it has been confirmed that the 33-year-old has moved for £1.5million. And following the news we took to Twitter to see what United fans thought.
Below you can read a selection of what we found:
Thank you Patrice Evra. That strike in Munich gave me the best 22 seconds of my life, complete ecstasy.— uro (@FalFalXD) July 22, 2014
Thank You Patrice Evra!!! You will be be remembered!! He got the United way better than anybody else— kushal khandelwal (@kushalkh93) July 22, 2014
In 8 years at United, Patrice Evra has won more league titles than Chelsea & Man City in their history.— Putu W.W. Konggas (@ikongRawkz) July 22, 2014
Good luck to Patrice Evra, who has contributed a lot as LB for United. I hope he earns the same respect at Juventus. :)— Rajesh Shenoy (@rshenoy87) July 22, 2014
They came together and they left together...Vidic & Evra!! Two brilliant players who gave it all for the club. Thank you.— Rahul Singh (@forevruntd) July 21, 2014
Evra was a brilliant vice captain and always gave the team a lift, sad to see him go #ThankYouEvra— Connor Moult (@Conza31) July 21, 2014
What are your best memories of Evra's time at United?