09/01/2013 16:14, Report by James Tuck

Video: Evra's anniversary

On this day (14 January) in 2006, Patrice Evra made his United debut in the Manchester derby.

The Frenchman was a January transfer window signing from Monaco but endured an inauspicious first game as the Reds fell to a 3-1 defeat at Man City.

But it was all uphill from there as Patrice developed into one of the world's finest left-backs and a consistent performer for United, both in defence and raiding down the wing. 

Now deputy to captain Nemanja Vidic, Evra’s admirable fitness means he hardly ever misses a game through injury and he’s racked up more than 300 appearances in red.

By his own admission (and not helped by matters off the field), Evra’s form dipped a little below his usual high standards last season. 

But this term he’s been at his effervescent best and has even found the scoring touch with four goals – he’d only managed three others in his previous seven seasons.

As the 31-year-old looks to add to his 12 honours with the Reds in 2012/13, our video salutes his Old Trafford career.

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