Fans’ favourite Patrice Evra, who has regularly spoken fondly of Manchester United since making the move to Juventus, encouraged Anthony Martial to sign for the club last summer. Martial has gone on to be one of the best performing players since season, so fans have Evra to thank.

Patrice Evra told me it was a ‘club of champions’, a club that above all else wants to win, and certainly since I arrived here I’ve felt that for myself too.

Martial has also hailed the influence of Wayne Rooney since he joined the club, insisting the captain helps him get better all the time.

It’s always nice, it allows me to keep improving and also to feel more relaxed when playing alongside him. When you see someone like Rooney, you feel that bit more confident.

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