The 29-year-old has been a roaring success at West Ham.
The 29-year-old playmaker has been a hit in the Premier League following a £10 million switch from Marseille last summer, netting 12 goals and setting up 14 in all competitions to establish himself as a huge fan favourite among the Irons supporters.
His West Ham success has also led to him being given a second wind at international level, and on Friday the Frenchman scored a last-minute wonder goal as les Bleus kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign with a 2-1 win over Romania.
Indeed, things are good for Payet at the moment - very good, in fact - but the attacker says it was Red Devils and Premier League legend Evra who told him that a switch to England would see his form spike.
He said, via The Mirror: “Patrice Evra told me that playing in England would take my game to a new level — and he was right.
"It is the most competitive league in the world — every game you have to fight for. There is no doubt I have become a better player there.”
Payet is one of the best players in Europe at the moment and it was reported by Le10 Sport this week that Real Madrid were preparing a £40 million bid for the schemer.