Attack, attack! Man United boss Sir Alex tells Evra to get forward

21 August 2009 10:54
Forward-thinking: United defender Patrice Evra

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been told by boss Sir Alex Ferguson he must get forward more often this season now that Cristiano Ronaldo has gone.

The Frenchman was noticeable as an attacking force during Wednesday's shockdefeat at Burnley and helped win the penalty Michael Carrick was unable to convert.

Ferguson believes Evra, who has played in midfield at times, is one of the fastest players in the United squad and wants him to take up more attacking positions especially with Ronaldo no longer hogging the action.

'I have been getting forward a little more,' said the former Monaco star. 'We always like to play with attacking full-backs but maybe this season we will see more of the left and right backs in the final third.

'When you had Ronaldo in front of you, sometimes it was just tempting to give him the ball because you knew he could make something happen.

'We would overlap at times but usually he could manage on his own. Maybe we will attack using more players - more like a team - this season.'

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Source: Daily_Mail

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