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Evra sets sights on title

Patrice Evra believes Manchester United can punish their rivals for their recent defeats and take the Premier League title.

Evra opened the scoring in the first half of Saturday's 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic with his first goal since 2007, and after Chelsea's loss to Birmingham, United are level on points with the league leaders.

"I said before the game that if we beat Wigan and Blackburn next week we would be top of the league, and I am still confident of that," Evra said. "But I think the team can give much more than we are giving right now. We are still at the top of the league, but against Blackburn we need to play from the first minute, not just at the end of the game."

The French full back called for his team to up their performance in their next match against Blackburn and for them to play the "United" way.

"We are Manchester United and we need to be more aggressive and score more goals - and to bring back the way United play always," he said.

He also acknowledged the contribution made by his teammate and close friend Park Ji-Sung, who put in the cross for Evra's headed goal.

"I don't think my son was even born the last time I scored a goal for United,'' Evra said on MUTV. "It was a good cross from my best friend Park Ji-Sung, I think maybe I'll get him a big present for Christmas, maybe a car."

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