Evra In Shock Global Plum RunPosted: July 22, 2008
Patrice Evra has returned early from Manchester United’s tour of South Africa after his plums ripened prematurely.
The French international made an eleventh-hour dash back to the garden of his Wilmslow mansion after receiving a telegram from his wife informing him that the plums were ripe for picking.
United coach Mike Phelan said, “It was touch and go whether the lad was even going to make the trip in the first place but we had an agreement in place that he could jet back if there was a bout of warm weather and the plums ripened early.”
Evra shared much of last year’s delicious crop with his United team mates, and the plums were said to be the main reason why the Red Devils made such a good start to the campaign which culminated in them winning the Premier and Champions League double.