Man Utd legend hails Evra as the best in the world

Irwin believes Evra is United’s player of the season.

“Patrice is the number one,” said Irwin.

“Ashley Cole has improved an awful lot this season. But Patrice has come on a lot too and this year has been his best.”

“Wayne Rooney has been tremendous, particularly over the past three months,” said Irwin.

“But Patrice Evra has been every bit as good. He has been very consistent at a really high level.

“Regardless of what Wayne has done, Patrice has been our player of the season. Unfortunately for full-backs, centre-forwards get all the glory because they score goals.”