PATRICE EVRA almost seriously hurt former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville with a ‘Bruce Lee’ flying kick to the throat.
Neville left one in on the Frenchman on the training ground and refused to say sorry when asked for one by Evra.
Evra says Neville was ‘a great captain’Credit: GETTY IMAGES
And the snub from Neville rubbed Evra the wrong way, so much so he ‘tackled him on his throat’.
Evra told talkSPORT: “I had such a great relationship with Gary. When I arrived, he was the one coming with me, showing me around to find a house. What a great captain.
“But in the training ground one day, I get the ball, he tackled me and he also got my leg. I was on the floor and it was painful. I said to him, ‘Gary – you don’t say sorry?’ And he gave me the ‘F’ word. I was like… ‘OK’.
“So the next ball, 20 seconds later, it was long diagonal, he controlled the ball with his chest and I just did like a Bruce Lee movement.
“I tackled him on his throat and he nearly did a back flip and broke his neck.”
United legend Wayne Rooney fumed at the likeable left-back saying Neville ‘could’ve died’.
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He continued: “Ferguson stopped the training session. Everyone was in. Wayne Rooney said, ‘You’re crazy! He could’ve died the way he fell’.
“I said, ‘Next time, he will say sorry!’
Then Gary came inside the dressing room and was saying, ‘What, are you crazy?!’
“I just said again, ‘Gary, next time just say sorry’.
“I was calm, so they were all like, ‘This guy, the way he’s really calm, he’s really dangerous’, and I got so much respect after that.
“But I love Gary, and he loved loved me because of the way I spoke about United. He said I was like a Mancunian.
“Gary is really simple, if you love Man Utd, he will be your best friend.”
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