David Moyes has hailed Patrice Evra as one of the best leaders he has ever seen in the dressing room ahead of tomorrow’s game against West Ham.
The 32-year-old has once again been one of Manchester United’s most important players in a season of transition because he has been there during the strongest periods of the club.
So much experience has left Old Trafford this year which is why the likes of Evra, Ferdinand and Vidic are so important to the team as they need to make sure that the winning mentality doesn’t ever wane.
“Pat is one of the finest men and leaders around the dressing room that I have ever seen,” Moyes said.
“He speaks well about everything he does, speaks great about the club. He reminds all the boys what their jobs and their duties are. He has been very good. He is inspirational behind the scenes.
“He is great for me and he has been great for the team because he has been a really top player for a long time now.
“Pat knows we have to have a strong Manchester United. He knows we have to play well. He demands. He doesn’t think winning one game is it. He says, ‘No, we win all the games.’ He is a great man and a great leader.”
Before the game against Aston Villa, Evra was interviewed by Geoff Shreeves and all the characteristics Moyes mentions were on show – his passion for United is infectious and he is unwavering in his loyalty towards us. He isn’t even entertaining the prospect of finishing outside the top four.
Although Evra isn’t 100% reliable any more in terms of his defensive contribution, he is still one of our most consistent players and it is going to be a really sad moment when leaves United. He gets United.
There have been rumours circulating that he will move back to Monaco in the summer and you couldn’t begrudge him making a big money move at the end of his career but United have to make sure that when he does leave, the mentality he showed in that interview doesn’t leave with him.