"My biggest challenge is from myself," adds Evra. "I am not being arrogant but I am my biggest challenge. People forget very quickly how I got to become United’s left-back. There was Gabriel Heinze and Mikael Silvestre. When I hear people say Patrice never had someone to fight him for his place I just say they have to remember I fought with two great left-backs. They have bad memories!
"I will keep fighting, too. It is too easy for people to say that now we have bought another left-back, ‘Oh yes Patrice Evra will have to fight for his place now.’ Patrice Evra has always fought for his place. It doesn't matter if someone is there or if they're not, I will fight because you have to respect the shirt. When you play for Manchester United that is the big challenge."
"Patrice Evra has always fought for his place. It doesn't matter if someone is there [to challenge for your place] or not, I will fight because you have to respect the shirt."
- Patrice Evra