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Patrice Evra believes Manchester United need to sign more players ‘with character’ this summer – and claims a squad overhaul is needed to get rid of ‘sad’ players at Old Trafford.

United missed out on Champions League football and will battle for sixth place on the final day of the Premier League season as the club find themselves without a trophy for a fifth straight year.

Speaking after legends Man United lost 3-1 to all-time greats Liverpool at Old Trafford in a charity game, Evra believes the current generation of players should be grateful to play for the club, instead of being unhappy, with Erik Ten Hag. take over next week.

“The current players have been here for so many years, the fans are on [top of] them so it brings a lot of negativity around the club. So we need fresh blood,” said the Frenchman Sky Sports News.

Patrice Evra wants new players to arrive and fight for the badge

“New players? What kind of players? Will these players come for the badge? Or will they come for the money or the fame? [want to know] what is their reason for coming to United.

“Sure [we need an overhaul]. It was time, we need change. It will be like a radical change. I am not saying 10 players leave and 10 players arrive and that will be the solution. But that would be a good solution.

“When you talk to the fans, it’s almost like deja vu. They’re the same players they’re interviewing [as to] why they play and why they are here. I think even those players don’t want to be at United anymore because I can see those players even feeling sad, when you should feel blessed and grateful to wear that shirt.

“So there is something wrong. I hope the players who don’t want to stay leave the club and the new players come in and fight for the badge.”

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New manager Ten Hag will look his United side in the flesh for the first time on Sunday when the club take on Crystal Palace in the final match under caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick.

Evra admits Ten Hag may struggle to return United to the upper echelons of English football immediately, but believes the club must make a collective effort to stop their recent rot.

“I do not know [have] a lot of excitement about a new manager – I’m excited to see what team we’re going to build,” he added. “I’m going to be excited when we fight to win the league and get back into the game. Champions League.

“Ten Hag is not going to do everything, but he will have my full support. If you put the chief as manager of Manchester United, he will have my full support. But now it’s about the board, the players , of what we are going to do and a better structure.

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