Patrice Evra ever has come out and stated that “I will rest when I retire” as he is set for his forth start in just ten days if he starts against Wigan Atheltic on Tuesday afternoon.
Evra has played 90-minutes in each of the festive fixtures against Swansea City, Newcastle United and West Brom but insists that he is no in need of a rest with Alexander Buttner ready to take up the position should Patrice need a rest.
For a brand new year, the reds travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Athletic hoping to keep at least a 7 point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Evra, speaking with MUTV said:
“I always say to myself that I am lucky to play a lot of games and until I can’t run, I will ask the boss to play, ff he thinks I need to rest then I will have a rest but I just want to keep going and I will rest when I retire – that’s the name of my game.
“Wigan is an important game, I remember we lost 1-0 last season but didn’t show anything. It was a really bad performance and that’s why we don’t have an excuse this time.
“We know what to expect, we just need to go there and play the Man United way to make sure we get the three points because they are really important.”
Patrice Evra thinks that United can take many positives from the West Brom game, more notably that David De Gea and the Manchester United defense were able to keep a clean sheet in front of a sell out crowd at Old Trafford.
Evra went on to say:
“I think it was an unbelievable game against Newcastle but West Brom was more about not conceding a goal, producing a solid performance and keeping a clean sheet with three points”
“This was very important and to be fair, I have not seen a bad pitch like this for a long time and it was not easy for us to play. We had heavy legs on a heavy pitch, but I am very proud of my team-mates because we won and that is what is most important.
“For me, the best we have played [this season] is Newcastle away but a clean sheet is good for our confidence, although I am more worried about winning games than conceding goals. I am a defender and I don’t like to concede goals, but it is not only the defence which plays, it is about the team.”