Found January 31, 2012 on
The United Religion:
Maybe its just me. Maybe I'm getting a bit soft in the head but does Patrice Evra seem to have a choking moment in every big game we play.
Why is it that Evra doesn't produce in big games?
It has to be said that considering the furore surrounding the match v Liverpool its surprising there were not more mistakes from the defender as he was roundly and constantly booed from the start. At this point I have to ask the question. Why is it ok to abuse someone who it was proved was racially abused by a Liverpool player. Surely a man who drags his clubs name through the dirt such as Suarez, should be on the receiving end of his fans anger. But I digress.
This does not forgive some of the quite frankly shocking performances by the Frenchman in some of our biggest games. Against the smaller clubs he plays with a bit of confidence and swagger, getting up the pitch allowing wingers and the midfield to push up, forcing teams into their own area. But in the big ones he just seems .... Anonymous.
Now don't misunderstand me, I think he is a class player and would play him all the time if fit, my point is I want to see the maturity and technique he shows when he plays with the usual confidence. Knocking the ball around and toying with opposing players instead of the nervy apprehensive performances shown in the big games.
We have got so called "big game men" in the form of Ji-Sung Park, Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick (yes Carrick!) and Wayne Rooney. These men do not always win matches but can always be relied upon to show their resolve in the face of the Kop or the Shed end or at Wastelands. Is Evra one of these players? Evidence seems (to me at least) to say he isn't.
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