Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has offered a piece of advice to Tyrell Malacia and warned him about the problem Luke Shaw had endured at Old Trafford.
Malacia started against Liverpool on Monday night and rightfully commanded loads of special praises following his resounding performance against the Reds.
Manchester United fans have raved about the Dutchman and a few more have compared him to Evra but the former France international has urged the United army to have patience with Malacia.
“People have been comparing Malacia to myself.” Said Evra. “And guys, when you compare to me, they need to be the best left-back in the world, the best left-back in the Premier League for at least four years and they need to win the league,
“So give him time, I’m asking fans to give him the same time that they have given to Luke Shaw. You can see the determination, he’s hungry to play and also he wasn’t selfish. Those are really important qualities as a left-back.”
The former Feyenoord defender has featured in all of Manchester United‘s three matches this season so far, and he’s in contention to feature against Southampton on Saturday.
Evra has urged Malacia to play a moderate football – to know when to attack and when to defend and suggested that Shaw has also endured the same issue.
“If I have to give him [Malacia] advice, it would be to make sure he finds the right balance between attacking and defending,” Patrice Evra added.
“I always say, the perfect left-back has that balance. If you attack too much people will say you don’t defend, if you defend too much people will say you don’t attack,
“He needs to find that balance and don’t think about any comparisons with me. I want Malacia to be Malacia, not the new Patrice Evra. Luke Shaw had the same problem,
“This is my club, but I always want people and the fans to forget Patrice Evra. If the fans still speak about me, I’m glad about it, but it means something is wrong.
“I wish Malacia well and I wish he makes people forget about Patrice Evra.”