But after netting twice in the victory against the Gunners - including the winner from the penalty spot - Evra called out Carragher's 'hate' for Ronaldo, as Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry heaped praise on the Portuguese forward.
Patrice Evra has called out Jamie Carragher for 'hate' of Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese forward scored his 800th and 801st goals in a 3-2 victory against Arsenal
He said: 'There's lot of talk about this player and I really don't understand it. Some player like Jamie Carragher he had 737 games, today Cristiano scored 801 goals. And those kind of people talk about Cristiano.
'Sometimes I just think people have to stay in their line and I don't understand that hate. Sometimes people wake up and want to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo.'
Shearer interrupted: 'You have to put that into perspective, by the way. 801 goals. 801!