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Patrice Evra

Position: Defender
Signed: 10 Jan 2006
Appearances during decade: 171
Goals during decade: 2

Club World Cup: 2008
Champions League: 2007/08
Premier League: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09
League Cup: 2005/06, 2008/09
Community Shield: 2007, 2008

21/12/2009 09:35, Report by Matt Nichols

Players of the Decade: #10

Nearly four years into his Old Trafford career, Patrice Evra has blossomed into one of the world’s leading left-backs.

The archetypal modern full-back blends grace with grit and Patrice is certainly as strong going forward as he is defending. Blessed with abundant energy and aerial ability that belies his short stature, he also has the necessary skill and pace to beat his marker and his darting runs down the wing add an extra dimension to the Reds attacks. It's not just United fans who think he's top, either: his performances earned him a place in the PFA's Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2009.

Patrice’s time at OT has been littered with trophies already – nine in total, including the Champions League – but he speaks ceaselessly of the desire to win more. A firm favourite among the United faithful, the charismatic Frenchman is fiercely proud to play for United and is openly fascinated by the club's rich history.

Here's to Patrice sticking around well into the new decade.

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