By ESPNSTAR.com staff
United, pipped to last season's Premier League title by City on the final day of the season, will be eager to exact revenge on their arch-rivals when they travel to the Etihad Stadium on 9th December.
With United currently top of the table on 27 points and City second on 25 points, both teams are expected to duke it out for the title once again this season, and whoever grabs all three points in the Manchester derby will get the upper hand in the race to be champions.
Encounters between the cross-city rivals have always been hotly contested affairs, and Evra has already begun the war of words by claiming his side have never felt threatened by the Citizens.
"There is not really a rivalry between the two clubs, as United have always been superior to City," Evra was quoted as saying by the Sun.
"We have always been Manchester's first club.
"The fact that they won the title last season changes nothing."
Evra had been widely criticised in recent times for his below-average displays but the 31-year-old showed glimpses of his quality on Wednesday as he helped France to a 2-1 win over Italy in an international friendly.
And the former Monaco player added that he was determined to win a tournament with his country.
"After World Cup 2010, Italy improved their way of playing and their results, but France had more difficulties," Evra revealed.
"Now I want to win with my national team, it will be a failure for me not winning.
"With [former France coach Laurent] Blanc I lost my position as a regular player, now with [Didier] Deschamps things are better.
"He said to me 'only if you play well you will be a regular player."
For now though, Evra will have to turn his attentions back to club football as United take on Norwich at Carrow Road in their next league fixture.