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Evra: I thank God I'm playing for Manchester United

Patrice Evra admits Manchester United's youngsters have him constantly looking over his shoulder.

Evra is battling the likes of Fabio da Silva to keep his place at left-back.

And he told Chinese fans in a Q&A: "To always be fit and play at your highest level, because at United if you play just a normal game you can find yourself on the bench: someone's always ready to replace you. That's why I know I have to work hard every day to fight for my place - even if I'm playing every game.

"The day I stop working hard, Sir Alex will put me on the bench. I know this, which is why I wake up feeling lucky every day and I thank God I'm playing for Manchester United."

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