Patrice Evra has been incredibly consistent since arriving at Old Trafford in 2006, dominating the left-back position while regularly wearing the captain's armband in the absence of Nemanja Vidic.
The Frenchman's passionate persona has also made him a cult hero on the terraces and few will have felt more pride when the Reds reclaimed the Barclays Premier League at a canter in 2012/13 following the drama and heartbreak of the previous season.
United beat Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter Milan to Evra's signature in January 2006 when Sir Alex
Ferguson splashed the cash to shore up his defence, also bringing in the talismanic Vidic just a few days later.
Although only 24 at the time, Patrice had already been capped five times for France and was club captain at Monaco, where his reputation as an intelligent, attack-minded full-back had already been established.
In fact, he was a big success at the club, having won the 2003 French League Cup before reaching the 2004 UEFA Champions League final under manager Didier Deschamps, who was admittedly a big influence: "He transmitted to me the bug of winning at any price."