“He made the difference," added the 32-year-old. "I’m so pleased for him, because he’s working very hard, and he has started to score a lot of goals. I hope it continues.
“The squad is strong, but it is not only about one player," he continued. "We were also without Wayne and Robin when we played against Stoke, and when they come back we’ll be even stronger, which is why I’m so happy. With them, we are the strongest team in the Premier League, so we have to keep winning - with or without them."
United begin 2014 by welcoming Tottenham to Old Trafford on New Year's Day as the busy festive period continues.
Asked about the hectic schedule, Evra joked: “I will rest when I retire, I’ve got plenty of time to do that. I think a lot of people would wish to be in my position; I’m lucky and it’s a privilege to play for Manchester United. To be able to play every game makes me so happy."