Evra backing Saha to boost Man Utd title push

Patrice Evra says good friend Louis Saha is primed to fire Manchester United to the Premiership title this season.

Evra said: "We've got Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez, but we need one more striker to win trophies this season. Louis is the right guy for that job. In training he has been unbelievable - he looks sharp, strong and, most importantly, angry.

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"You can see it in his eyes. He wants to do well, Louis is back.

"He has a strong mentality because he has suffered quite a few injuries but he's still here and wants to do well. Now I hope that his injuries are behind him. We need Louis Saha if we are going to win trophies this year.

"That's why everyone in the squad was really happy when he scored against Newcastle."

United boss Alex Ferguson is certainly happy to have that added striking option available to him again.

Saha has made just eight starts this season and a further 12 as sub, scoring four times.

Fergie said: "Louis coming back is a great bonus for us. I can play Tevez, Rooney, Ronaldo, Giggs and Saha through the middle. I think we need that. In the run-in there will be times when they're not all available.

"With Saha back it's an optimum time for us to capitalise on his worth to us because he is a marvellous player.

"He is different from any other player we have."

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