Evra happy with midfield role

Patrice Evra has told Manchester United he is happy to play in midfield if required to do so.

French ace happy to play anywhere

Patrice Evra has told Manchester United he is happy to play in midfield if required to do so.

The French ace was given a wide midfield berth in Sunday's Community Shield with Mikael Silvestre starting at left full-back.

Evra sometimes played further up the field for Monaco and is happy giving United an extra option as it increases his chances of starting for Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Playing as a midfielder gives the team an additional option," Evra told L'Equipe.

"Plus it increases my chances of starting. I did well because I've already played there for Monaco."

Early success

Evra is delighted to kick off the season with a trophy, but acknowledges it will be tough to reclaim their Premier League crown.

"The Community Shield is a trophy and to start the season with a trophy is a good thing," he continued.

"We have to retain our title, we have no choice. Everyone has strengthened so winning the title will be harder than ever."

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