In January 2006, when Manchester United signed Patrice Evra, he joined the club knowing he was there to compete for trophies. But even the most optimistic of players wouldn't have dreamed that they would win their first trophy after two months at Old Trafford.

In the final that year, the Red Devils beat Wigan Athletic 4-0, with Ronaldo, Rooney (2) and Saha among the scorers that day. With a recent interview with manutd.com, Evra explains how that day spurred him on to crave winning trophies:

"I remember that moment well and that first trophy is always so important for you as a player. It doesn't matter if it's the Community Shield, the League Cup or something else.

"From that day you start to be a winner. You want to win more. You are hungry for more. That was a very important trophy for us. We went on to win many more after that one."

The Manchester United left-back has warned his team-mates not to underestimate Norwich City on Tuesday evening, after a tough test against Liverpool in the previous round.

The Frenchman said: "The Norwich game will be a tough challenge but the team did well against Liverpool [in the last round] which was a difficult match and we can hope we can play well again on Tuesday and win the game."

Evra has also highlighted the importance for United to win the cup, no matter who plays, from seniors to the youngsters.

"It's an important trophy for us and a brilliant competition to play in. And it's one we always want to win. It doesn't matter who plays, whether it's the senior players or the younger players, Manchester United always wants to win.

"Everyone has that winning mentality at the club and it's our aim to get the victory on Tuesday."

With Arsenal or Chelsea to be knocked out of the cup in their face-off on Wednesday and Liverpool already out of the competition, it could just open for United if they can avoid the likes of Manchester City until the semi-finals.

It could provide a good platform for Moyes to start his trophy streak at United along with his Community Shield win. This could also spur them on in the league if they do manage to win the competition.

Eager to win another trophy, it would be a great achievement for Moyes to win a trophy in his first season at United.

Many pundits have given different goals for United which would prove the season to be a success, but if Moyes was to win a trophy accompanied by at least a top four finish, it could be just enough to keep him on side with supporters. 

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