Date: 12th September 2007 at 5:16pm
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United legend Dennis Irwin is impressed with fellow left-back Patrice Evra.

Irwin’s opinion is to counted, after all, he completed a decade at Old Trafford playing at left-back – not bad from a right-footed player! Patrice Evra’s popularity is rapidly growing among the fans and Irwin also admitted that his successor is a quality player.

Evra initially struggled at Old Trafford, like another big hit, Nemanja Vidic, but out title-winning campaing saw him emerge as one of our most consistent performers.

“Evra has looked very good this season,” he said.

“I must admit I was a bit worried when he first came in I always thought Heinze was a better defensive player, but Evra did look good going forward. I thought that if you could have merged the two of them then you`d have the perfect full-back.

“It was a tough start for Patrice and everyone remembers his debut against City. But last year you could see him getting better and better all the time, and I`m very impressed with his all-round game now.”


Merging Heinze and Evra? Evra’s heading ability with Heinze’s pace and loyalty, eh? No, of course I know what he meant… and he’s right, that would be fearsome. But I’m happy with Evra – on basis of the year behind us, he’s a better left-back at the moment than Ashley Cole who did not really find his form at Chelsea.