EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

12/05/2009 08:12, Report by Nick Coppack

Evra focused and driven

Patrice Evra is pleased with his form this term and revealed to

United Review

why he's driven to improving, and helping United clinch the title...

It’s crunch time in the title race. What is the manager telling the players?
It’s simple: he tells us we need to win every game. At United the aim is always to win. In March, we lost to Liverpool and Fulham and that was the first time since I arrived that we’d lost two league games in a row. I’ve never felt pain like that before and I don’t want to again. That’s why I’m confident we’ll finish the job and win the league.

Is it difficult to enjoy your football at this stage of the season?
Not at all! It’s a joy to play in these games and be involved in the title race. Sir Alex’s team-talk before games is all about enjoying and expressing ourselves. It’s a privilege to play for a club where you have the opportunity to make history. Yes, it’s a lot of pressure, but pressure I’m happy to have.

You’ve twice been voted in the PFA Team of the Year. Is that an honour?
It’s a great honour and recently I understood why people voted for me. It’s not because of great performances but because of consistency. I realised this after the Carling Cup

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"Sir Alex’s team-talk before games is all about enjoying and expressing ourselves. It’s a privilege to play for a club where you have the opportunity to make history. It’s a lot of pressure, but pressure I’m happy to have."

- Patrice Evra

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