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Evra praises United defence

Patrice Evra claims Manchester United have defended better this season than they did last despite their inferior record.

Last Updated: 30/12/12 at 13:46 Post Comment

Patrice Evra: Manchester United defender takes a tumble

Patrice Evra: Manchester United defender takes a tumble

Saturday's 2-0 home victory over West Brom provided United with only their fourth Premier League clean sheet of the season, compared with 10 at the same stage in 2011/12.

They have also conceded 28 goals already in this campaign after only letting in 33 throughout last term.

Left-back Evra said: "Maybe it sounds bizarre but I feel we were weaker defensively last year even if this season we have conceded more goals.

"I know sometimes it is about concentration and we can do much better but it does seems the opponent scores every time they shoot. I am not worried about the goals.

"The confidence of keeping a clean sheet is good. I am a defender. I don't like to concede goals.

"But I am more bothered about winning games and I know when we have a big game the defence will be strong."

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ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

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f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

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ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

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