Evra signed for the Reds from Monaco in January 2006 so was transported from the sunny French Riviera to a grey English winter. Who wouldn't have felt some initial trepidation?
"It was really different," Patrice told ManUtd.com. "Before I joined Manchester I was living for four years in Monte Carlo, so it was a big change!"
In our exclusive Made Of Manchester video, Evra reveals he loves the Mancunian people and says he's "happy here".
"When it's sunny Manchester can be one of the best cities."
Watch more of the interview by clicking on the image above.