DUGOUT'S DAILY LOOK AT THE BIG JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW DEALS DOWN THE YEARS
JANUARY 10, 2006: PATRICE EVRA SIGNS FOR MANCHESTER UNITED FROM MONACO FOR £5.5 MILLION.
Rumours at the time were strife that Evra was to join Inter Milan, but the French left back said, "I only wanted to hear about Manchester".
Evra struggled initially to adapt to the demands of the Premier League and the pressure of being a Manchester United player. He was substituted at half-time on his debut in a 3-1 defeat at Manchester rivals City and was quoted after the game as saying, "Playing for Manchester United was something I was not prepared for".
It would take Evra almost a year to establish himself as a starter in the side, but as soon as he did he did not look back.
He won five Premier League titles, including three consecutive between 2007 and 2009, as well as Champions League success with United in 2008.
During this spell, Evra was part of a formidable defence alongside Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.
After beating Arsenal in the semi-final of the Champions League in 2009, Evra described the game as "11 men against 11 babies" as United stormed to a 4-1 aggregate victory, only to lose 2-0 to Barcelona in the final (Evra's third Champions League final appearance).
Evra captained the Red Devils to League Cup success in 2010, when they beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the final, and achieved further United success in the Premier League in 2011 and 2013.
There was a little controversy hanging over Evra at times, including most notably at the 2010 FIFA World Cup when as the captain of his country, he led a protest against the management and coaches for dismissing Nicolas Anelka from the squad.
But as a United player, Evra was hugely successful, winning 15 trophies and he was named in the PFA Premier League team of the year 3 times in his time at Old Trafford.