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21/05/2009 07:23, Report by Nick Coppack
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Mission accomplished

Patrice Evra says everyone was out to stop United winning the league, but a collective effort saw the Reds prevail...

What do you think was your best game?


I think I played very well against City at Eastlands. It was a tough game but I got forward a lot and made a very important block on the line towards the end. I had a good chance to score as well but didn¹t manage to take it because it was on my right foot, which isn't my best! I was also happy with my performance against Chelsea in January. It was my first game back after a four-game ban and I crossed for Wayne Rooney to score the third goal. But I got injured at that moment and then had to miss another month.

Usually it's the strikers who steal all the headlines, but this season it's been all about the defence...
That's true, but we don't worry too much. At Manchester United we defend as a whole team and I know the fans appreciate everybody's job. When they sing songs they don¹t sing them only for the attackers ­ it's for the whole team. And the same goes for attacking: Edwin van der Sar is our first forward. He's good enough to provide assists and all the defenders help out going forward as well.

But you must feel proud of the defensive records set earlier in the season?
I think the attention was deserved. We had a lot of injuries but no matter who came in they did a job and we kept keeping clean sheets. But again, it wasn¹t just down to the defenders. Our strikers also defend and help win back the ball.

Does it bother you that you've not scored this season?
Yes, yes it does. If you remember I had a chance to score against City and I was disappointed I didn't score. I'm disappointed I haven't scored more goals, but I know my job is to defend. The day I joined Manchester United was the day I accepted that I was now a defender; I saw just how important it was to defend well for the team that I

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