The full-back is bemused by critics who rated United’s chances worse than Chelsea and City’s.
Following an impressive 4-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday, Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has expressed his disbelief at the Premier League champions’ doubters.
Most bookmakers were rating United’s chances as third best to win the title behind rivals Manchester City and Chelsea, despite having claimed a record 20th English crown in 2012/13.
The main reason this has been said is because stalwart Sir Alex Ferguson has been replaced by David Moyes, after retiring following 26-and-a-half years at Old Trafford.
Evra believes that it is common for the Red Devils to be underrated though and thinks the club should be given more credit.
“It is not just this season. It is every year,” the 32-year-old was quoted by the Metro.
“I have been here eight years now and every year people say we are going to finish fourth or fifth in the league. It is unbelievable.”
Despite the Swans having recruited strongly this summer by bringing in the likes of club record signing Wilfried Bony and Jonjo Shelvey, the Welsh side looked no match for United.
A brace each for both Robin Van Persie and Danny Welbeck ensured the champions romped to victory and Moyes celebrates two wins out of two in competitive fixtures at the helm – following a 2-0 triumph over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield.
Although Ferguson is no longer in charge it cannot be disputed that there is a winning mentality at United and with Paul Scholes the only significant departure this summer, the squad remains as strong as it was when the club won the title by 11 points last season.