Friday 23 February 2018

Manchester United's Patrice Evra insists League Cup is a big trophy

Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra

MANCHESTER United defender Patrice Evra insists the Capital One Cup is a big trophy and admits the competition holds special memories for him.

While the League Cup may be bottom of United's priorities this season, the France international said that does not mean they should not take it seriously.

"The League Cup is a big trophy for me - it's the first one I won (in 2006) when I joined," he told ahead of the fourth-round visit of Norwich.

"I remember saying to the boss (Sir Alex Ferguson) when we got on the bus after the final 'This is fantastic, after two months, I've won a trophy!'

"I remember that moment well and that first trophy is always so important for you as a player."

With new manager David Moyes looking to maintain the trophy-laden years under Ferguson, Evra can thinks success in the cup would provide the perfect platform.

"It doesn't matter if it's the Community Shield, the League Cup or something else," he added.

"From that day you start to be a winner. You want to win more. You are hungry for more.

"That (in 2006) was a very important trophy for us. We went on to win many more after that one.

"It's one we always want to win. It doesn't matter who plays, whether it's the senior players or the younger players, Manchester United always wants to win.

"Everyone has that winning mentality at the club and it's our aim to get the victory on Tuesday.

"The Norwich game will be a tough challenge but the team did well against Liverpool (in the last round) which was a difficult match and we can hope we can play well again and win the game."

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