Patrice Evra believes he must show leadership on and off the field after inheriting the Manchester United captaincy.

With Nemanja Vidic ruled out for the season, Sir Alex Ferguson has give Evra the job. It has set the fiery France defender up for a stiff examination of his character at Anfield later this month when United head to Merseyside for their powderkeg FA Cup fourth-round tie.

Ferguson has already declared he has no issues about naming Evra in his side for their first encounter with Liverpool since the storm erupted over Luis Suarez's comments to the former Monaco man, which landed him with an eight-match ban. The Frenchman accepts being captain brings additional responsibility, saying: "Of course I am proud."

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