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Evra delighted with major scalps

4 November 2012 12:52

Manchester United's Patrice Evra has hailed a terrific week for the club after they picked up Premier League wins over Chelsea and Arsenal.

Evra scored the second goal in United's 2-1 win over Arsene Wenger's Arsenal on Saturday side, and with Chelsea and Manchester City drawing at Swansea and West Ham United respectively, Alex Ferguson's team now top the table by one point.

But despite picking up maximum points from games against two of their closest rivals, France international Evra feels there is still room for improvement after his side wasted numerous chances on Saturday.

"We're a little bit disappointed we didn't keep a clean sheet but in the end it was an important win and that's what everyone was looking for before the game. It's been a terrific week for us," he told the club's official website.

"The expectations are very high here and we should have scored more goals - we felt like we had lost the game in the dressing room afterwards."

Despite only winning by one goal, Evra suggested it is important for his team-mates to remember the calibre of opposition they defeated.

"If we had taken every chance we created it would have been a different game, but to only finish 2-1 is a bit disappointing," he said.

"When (expectations) are so high you can sometimes forget that you've beaten a team like Arsenal. It's a big game we have won," he added.

And the 31-year-old insisted United can now look to reclaim the title they lost to Manchester City last term if they continue their form against the league's strongest sides.

"We've won at Liverpool, at Chelsea and now we have beaten Arsenal," he said.

"Last season we didn't do that and that's why as a team we know we have the potential and the quality to win the league."

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