Patrice Evra speaks out on racist abuse and how to combat it
The club captain also told the BBC in his first interview since being released that he feels he let down the national team by staying out of the team.
“It was a case of not allowing emotions to cloud my judgement,” he said.
“It’s hard, it’s disappointing, there was a time I wanted to be a part of the national team and I chose not to.”
Reflecting on his time with the club, Evra said that he is now “looking forward to playing in a more professional environment”.
“I’m very happy to be here and the club has been very consistent in their efforts to make me feel at home.
“I’m happy to be back at Manchester United, but I want to be at my best and at my best at this time of the year.
“I want to be at my best and hopefully in the end, if I reach that pinnacle, then I’ll have done something special.”
He said that he did not have the chance to play against Italy in the quarter-finals of the World Cup and said he was “really disappointed” to miss out on a place in the team.
“To be left out is very disappointing and tough on the players,” he said.
“I spoke with a few of the players during the World Cup but I knew I was going to get through.
“It’s a tough moment, it’s tough on the players and you want to make the most of it.
“It’s hard, it’s not nice at all and I’m glad to be back with my family, but I want to be at my best in the Premier League.”
When asked about his treatment by media, Evra told the press outside Old Trafford that he was “lazy” when he was young and now that he is older, he understands the media more.
“I understand the frustration and the fact that you can’t control what the media is saying,” he said.
When asked about whether he had a ‘nasty