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04/12/2013 11:32, Report by Gemma Thompson

Evra: Wayne a worthy winner

Player of the Month nominee Patrice Evra says Wayne Rooney fully deserves the prize for November after playing a pivotal role in a successful month for the Reds.

The victorious striker scored or had a hand in nine of United's 11 goals as David Moyes’ men won three matches and drew two.

Evra and Antonio Valencia were November's other nominees, but Rooney was the clear winner after polling 80 per cent of the fans' online votes.

"I can’t believe this. Why have the fans given it to Wayne?!" joked Patrice when ManUtd.com told him about his team-mate’s latest accolade. "I am very happy for Wayne and he really deserves it. He is playing so well and has been in great form for us."

The Frenchman added that he was pleased to be nominated and hopes to play well enough in the coming months to be included in the vote again.

"I just want to keep working hard for the team and be consistent and hopefully I will be in with a chance of winning next month’s award," he said. "I'd like to thank the fans who voted for me, but Wayne really deserves it."

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