Ahead of Manchester United’s game against Arsenal, Patrice Evra claimed our opponents were in crisis, after going over half a decade without any silverware. Considering United haven’t gone longer than one season without a trophy since Sir Alex Won his first in 1990, 20 years ago, it’s hard to argue with what Evra is saying.
During the match, the Arsenal fans repeatedly chanted ‘Evra, you’re a cunt’ at our left back, particularly in the second half when he was based in their corner of the ground.
Like usual though, Evra got the last laugh, with United picking up all three points and moving top of the table with a game in hand.
Today, Evra has stood by his opinion that Arsenal still aren’t good enough to win anything, insisting there is nothing arrogant about believing United are better.
“I think we confirmed what I’d said before the match,” said Evra. “I think Arsenal played really well, you shouldn’t neglect that, but we were better. I really say that without any arrogance. I heard people saying that what I said was below the belt, but that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted to show how much I believe in my team, in their potential and strength. We know Arsenal and we know that if you don’t let them breathe, which is what the coach said before the match, then it becomes hard for them, especially at Old Trafford. United always show up for the big games. Arsenal enjoyed a lot of possession but only had one chance. I think our victory was really deserved, it didn’t boil down to small details. But people will have a go at me again for saying what I think.”