Date: 16th November 2012 at 1:18am
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United’s stand-in skipper Patrice Evra has started the first real war of words offensive of the season against ‘noisy’ neighbours Manchester City with some comments which seem certain to annoy the current champions. 

Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport Evra noted:

“There is not really a rivalry between the two clubs, as United have always been superior to City,”

 “We have always been Manchester’s first club. The fact that they won the title last season changes nothing.”

While Evra has never been shy of courting some form of controversy, it’s unusual to see him so vocal about one of our rivals. United fans will no doubt agree with the Frenchman’s assessment although it would be ludicrous to take them at face value. Regardless of who the Premier League title contenders are there’s always a rivalry- even when it was the likes of Blackburn and Newcastle- but Evra does have a point in that the current champions have a long way to go to truly challenge United in terms of who’s Manchester’s bigger club.

Cue lots of angry comments from City fans….