Evra: A rival asked to swap shirts after 34 mins!
Patrice discusses how it felt to beat our many rivals and the shock when a player asked to swap shirts on 34 minutes...
“Oh, Arsenal! I will tell you my philosophy. Manchester City... winning against Manchester City was like winning against a neighbour. They're making noise, you just win and it's okay. “Winning against Chelsea, it was like: you're going to win the league. Because I think Chelsea was the only team looking exactly like us. I mean like personality, characters, training [well], powerful, speed. I will say Chelsea. "Arsenal... I remember when van Persie came. “He said: 'Come on Patrice, come on, you have to motivate everyone, it's an important game. I was like, 'Robin, don't worry, those are my kids – we're going to win easy' and we won! “You remember, I think it was after the Champions League, I made that comment when we won 3-1 at the Emirates. “We scored that great goal in counter-attack with Ji-sung Park, Rooney and Ronaldo, and the French journalists after the game were really like: 'Oh, the result doesn't reflect the philosophy of the game.' “I was like: 'Are you serious? I just feel like today was 11 men and against 11 babies.' After that it was in the paper. 'Patrice is calling Arsenal babies!' “But it's just the feeling... I respect so much this club, but it was just my feeling when I played against them – I know I'm going to win. I'll be honest with you, I played against this player, and after 34 minutes they were asking: 'Patrice, can we swap shirts at half-time?' So I was like: I've already won the game. “I remember a game. It was sometime we were playing against Arsenal. It was Sunday, it was sunny, and the speech of Ferguson was like 15 seconds. “He was like: 'Guys, it's Sunday, it's really sunny outside. I don't want no one to f**k up my Sunday.' “And you know if you missed a cross or something... you don't want to be the person to do that! Don't ruin his Sunday! It's very important for him!”