Date:9th August 2011 at 11:19am
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Patrice Evra Theo Walcott

The Frenchman is confident and who can blame him?

Patrice Evra has fired a warning shot to United’s rivals by insisting that the Premier League champions are in good shape to retain our title.

Sky Sports reports:

Patrice Evra believes Manchester United’s future is in safe hands, with a new crop of youngsters breaking through.

They were very good, all the young players,” the 30-year-old Frenchman said after helping United to success at Wembley.

“In pre-season they were fantastic and it’s been great to welcome them into the team.

“They have to prove themselves and show they deserve to play for Man United. They are doing that and I am very happy with them.

“To bring players through is what we do here. Players like Tom Cleverley are the future.

“In order to win the league the boss is not afraid to give the young players a chance.

“He knows they can help us to win more titles. That’s the Man United way. It’s always been like that. The boss never waits or thinks it’s too dangerous. He knows the right time to play these young players.”

“We don’t need to look at City or anyone else. If we want to retain our title we just have to play the Man United way and that’s what we did in the Community Shield.

“I always say I respect every opponent, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool – anyone. But the most important team will be Manchester United. It will be us. If we play the way we can, we’ve shown that we should win the title.”

Although Sunday’s game can hardly be taken as a sign that the league is already in the bag, it hasn’t hurt United’s morale and as Evra pointed out the form of the yuongsters means the future is very bright.

Chelsea, City, Liverpool and Arsenal may have mae signings this Summer but for my money United still have by far the strongest squad. Bring on number 20.

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