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'I begged for money outside shops': Former Man United defender Patrice Evra opens up on his tough childhood living on the streets in Paris when he 'wasn't even able to have some food' Patrice Evra opened up on his 'tough childhood' as a homeless child in Paris Evra explained he 'begged for money outside of shops to buy a sandwich' Despite the hardship, the former Man United defender 'wouldn't change a thing' Evra said his tough upbringing helped him become a strong character 

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 14:21 BST, 3 May 2020 | Updated: 14:53 BST, 3 May 2020

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Former defender Patrice Evra has admitted he has a 'tough childhood' as he revealed he 'begged for money' whilst growing up in the streets of France. 

Evra admitted he used to sit outside shops and beg for money as a homeless youngster in Paris but explained that he 'wouldn't change anything' about his upbringing as it has formed him into a strong person.

The left-back enjoyed an illustrious career in football as he won 15 trophies with , but his journey began from poverty.  

Patrice Evra admitted he had a 'tough childhood' as he revealed he 'begged for money' in Paris

Patrice Evra admitted he had a 'tough childhood' as he revealed he 'begged for money' in Paris

The former defender would sit outside shops and beg for money 'to buy a sandwich'

The former defender would sit outside shops and beg for money 'to buy a sandwich'

'I'll be honest with you, it was a tough childhood because I've got many brothers and sisters, so it wasn't easy living in the street,' the 38-year-old told United's official podcast. 

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