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Summary

In I Love This Game, the long-awaited autobiography of Patrice Evra, the former Manchester United and France star looks back on a remarkable life and career. Having played alongside some of the club's greatest legends, such as Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes, in one of United's most successful eras, Evra has now found a new role as an in-demand pundit and social media star. 

But, as he reveals in this frank, often shocking, but always compelling memoir, beneath the surface things were not so simple and he had to fight all the way to get to the top. Initially, it was football that saved him from being sucked into the gang culture of his tough neighbourhood of Les Ulis in the suburbs of Paris. Then, once he achieved his dream of becoming a professional, he had to deal with racism and a notorious dispute with Luis Suarez; he also became a central figure in the infamous 'strike' by the France national team in the 2010 World Cup, and there was the moment he launched an attack against a Marseille fan while warming up. 

'I love this game' has become Evra’s catchphrase. Throughout this wonderful book, his passion for his sport shines through and there are revealing and entertaining behind-the-scenes insights about the players and managers he’s worked with, from Sir Alex Ferguson to Paul Pogba, who knows him as Uncle Pat. With infectious enthusiasm and sharp observation, Evra takes the listener where few football autobiographies dare to tread.

©2021 Patrice Evra (P)2021 Simon & Schuster UK

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True United warrior

fantastic listening to his story and remembering some of the highs and lows from his career.
very interesting to hear about his upbringing and related to things that he endured.
what a great guy!!

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Detailed and Honest

I listen at 1.2x speed. Perhaps some might find Pat's accent confusing (I didn't) but after the switch happens to Ben's voice, it quickly becomes "Pat" again not Ben reading his words, resulting in an engaging performance throughout.

Detailed insight and honest, balanced comments with the help of hindsight showing what a generous individual he truly is. Thanks for sharing, Patrice! ILTG! 👌🏽💪🏽🙌🏽

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outstanding and inspiring

Patrice Evra delivers a memoir that is inspiring, interesting and very relatable. enjoyed reading this over a summer holiday and highly recommended even if you are not a big football fan.

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Brilliant

I love this man . United forever !

If only our current players had his love for the club.

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I love this guy!

Loved the twists and turns on the life of Evra. He is passionate about football and will always be remembered in every club and team he plays for.

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Great little story by Eva

Down side of the book is that they should if got a French accent person reading it, as it loses character with an English person reading it.
Great little story about Eva.

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love this book

this is an absolute must for not only Manchester united fans but fans of football.

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straight from the heart

such a good storytelling, patrice is candid and warm. such an insight into a life a full professional. he is a legend of the game and I hope to see him coaching.
soldier, captain, father, coach, that's him in 4 words

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Audio glitches

More than once, when The speaker changes between between Evra and the narrator, it’s as if a full chapter gets cut off. One voice fades out while still taking.

Seems like poor form that this wasn’t picked up on.

Also, a couple of players names are pronounced incorrectly.

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why 2 narrator's?

Eva himself read the first quarter of the book. then an English guy before it goes back to evra for the last chapter. poor from audible

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Exciting Read

Feels like an honest biography. Candid, with twists for laughter. Unanswered questions answered, which gives Evra’s point on a lot of situations. Especially about the Liverpool / Suarez altercation.