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Evra's the best in the business
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Patrice Evra as the best left-back in the world and identified him as Manchester United's unsung hero this season. While Wayne Rooney has taken all the plaudits for his 34-goal heroics, United boss Fergie singled out Evra as his most consistent performer this term. Evra, who has played in every one of United's Premier League games this season, beat Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole to be named in the PFA Team of the Year. And United boss Fergie claimed no other Premier League player had come close to matching the French international for consistency of performance this season. "The form of Evra has been sensational all season," said Fergie. "There's no-one near Evra's consistency. No-one. He's the one player who has not missed any games. He's only not started one Premier League game all season. We rested him at Blackburn because I think he needed a break, but he came on as a sub there and has done tremendously well since then. If you look at the rest of our back four, it's all been scattered appearances. With that in mind, we've done remarkably well to still be in the picture despite the handicap of our back-four players being injured."
David McDonnell, The Mirror
Speaking of Patrice Evra, the Daily Mail claim Real Madrid are eyeing a summer move for the left back. Elsewhere, The Sun claim Rio Ferdinand will be fit to face Sunderland this weekend and that Ben Foster could be a target for Birmingham boss Alex McLeish.
The Daily Star warn United of Sunderland striker Darren Bent, saying he could be the man to end the Reds' title dream this weekend.