Ranking Patrice Evra in Manchester United's Best All-Time Left-Backs

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Ranking Patrice Evra in Manchester United's Best All-Time Left-Backs
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When Patrice Evra signed a contract extension in May, many Manchester United fans breathed a huge sigh of relief. 

It was clear that the club would be looking for a new first-choice left-back before the following season started but it appeared as though Evra was happy enough to be used when called upon.

However, when offered greater security from Juventus, in the form of a longer contract than the one-year deal offered by United, he asked to leave the club, per Jamie Jackson of The Guardian.

When he does leave, it will be interesting to reflect on the years he has spent at United, and where he ranks amongst the other players to play in his position.

At United, full-backs need to be able to defend, but their ability to attack is an attribute which is probably just as necessary. In terms of their skill, trophies they've won, dedication to the cause, length of career and general likeability among the fans, who are the greatest left-backs United have ever had, and where does Evra fit in?

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