Evra plays down unbeaten run
Patrice Evra insists no-one at Man Utd is placing too much importance on maintaining their unbeaten run.
Last Updated: 17/01/11 12:59pm
Patrice Evra insists no-one at Manchester United is placing too much importance on maintaining their unbeaten run.
The Red Devils made it 26 Premier League games, and 21 this season, without defeat with a 0-0 draw at Tottenham on Sunday.
That point was enough to take them back to the top of the table, edging them ahead of arch-rivals Manchester City with two games in hand.
That impressive record has seen United emerge as the side to beat in the title race this term, but Evra claims no discussions have been held within the camp regarding the prospect of going an entire season without suffering a setback.
"Nobody in the squad is talking about that challenge. We're only talking about winning the league. That's the most important thing," the French full-back told MUTV following the stalemate at White Hart Lane.
"Today, all the country was against Manchester United - everybody wanted us to lose. But we didn't lose. [Winning the league without losing a game] is a great challenge for us, but the most important thing is to win the league."
Evra, aware that pressure is mounting on United as they prolong their long unbeaten run, feels a point away at Spurs was a good result, especially as Harry Redknapp's side remain in the title hunt themselves.
He added: "You need to be honest. It was a good point because Tottenham played very well. It's not easy to come to Tottenham and win so I think this is a good point.
"After yesterday's results it was very important we didn't lose. We came here to win but you need to give Tottenham credit - they played well."
Evra has also given his take on Rafael's dismissal in the capital, with the young Brazilian given a second yellow card by referee Mike Dean for an inadvertent trip on Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
"I don't know about the referee's decision," Evra said.
"We saw it again in the dressing room and it's a difficult one... for me, I don't think it's a yellow card, but I'm not a referee.
"Rafael did a great job for us and he's a strong right-back. When you play against a player like Gareth Bale you need a strong right-back and Rafael showed he's good enough."