- Alex Ferguson apologised to the duo of ex-Man United stars Van Persie and Kagawa
- The Dutchman joined the Red Devils a year before the manager retired in 2013
- Ferguson was said to have betrayed the forward's trust following his retirement seven years back
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson apologised to both Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa.
The legendary manager stepped down as the Red Devils boss in 2013 after winning 27 major titles during his 26-year reign at Old Trafford.
A year after the retired manager signed the above-named superstars from Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
According to the Mirror, the Dutchman was said to have given Ferguson a condition that he will stay at the club for the foreseeable.
Evra told the UTD Podcast: "After two weeks, we were in the dressing room waiting. When we arrived at Carrington, I see all those cameras and I was like: ‘Wow, someone has done something wrong. Maybe a player is the story again! Someone has done something wrong, we are in trouble."
"But we arrived and people said, 'Guys, you have to stay in the dressing room because the boss wants to have a chat'. And when the boss came into the dressing room to talk to everyone, it's never good news.
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"He came, and he said, 'I'm really sorry. Some people have said that I'm going to retire even before I say it myself. That's why you saw all those cameras. But I will retire because my wife needs me’.
"He apologised to [Robin] van Persie, he apologised to Shinji [Kagawa], because he just bought them. He apologised to them especially."
Van Persie led United to Premier League glory in Ferguson's last season in charge and left the club two years later after failing to win another silverware.
When asked last year about Ferguson's decision, van Persie told Planet Football: "I did ask him the question how long his intentions as to stay and he said three years so that was in my mind when I decided to make the move from Arsenal.
"Would I have changed my decision if I knew Sir Alex would be leaving at the end of that season? It is a good question and one that I can’t answer. He was one of the big reasons why I signed, for sure.
"The news that Sir Alex was retiring was a surprise, but I did not feel let down by him. Something happened with his personal life and that is always more important than football.
"I can’t judge him on that or have an opinion on it because I don’t really know what happened. It is always important if you choose your family first."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Patrice Evra claims legendary Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson boosted his winning mentality to the point that he felt "like a robot".
The Frenchman won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the 2008 Champions League in a trophy-laden nine-year spell at Old Trafford.
"I'll be honest, when you start winning the third one, the fourth and the fifth, you celebrate but not the same way," said the former France international left-back.
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