18/08/2013 12:59, Report by Nathan Thomas
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Evra: We aim to achieve

Patrice Evra heaped praise on his team-mates after Manchester United swept to a comfortable 4-1 win over Swansea City - but warned the champions have a long road ahead in the quest to retain the title. 

The French left-back, who put in a typically solid performance, was in jovial mood post-match as he revelled in the performances of his Reds cohorts.

"It was a great start to the season, and I think we deserved it too as we worked very hard over pre-season," Evra told MUTV.

"[This result] was a message to show people what we want to achieve with this new manager, for us, for the staff, and for the Manchester United fans."

Patrice admitted even he was taken aback by the quality of United’s finishing, particularly from Robin van Persie.

"I keep telling Robin to calm down. I don’t know why he can’t start a little more softly," Evra joked. 

"He scored two in the Community Shield and scored two again at Swansea. He’s a great player and he’s hungry, he wants to win more trophies."

Evra was also delighted for Danny Welbeck who, on the back of a successful week on international duty, equalled his United goal tally for all of last season in the very first league game of 2013/14.

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