Manchester United skipper Patrice Evra has admitted the Red Devils "killed themselves" by tossing away an eight-point lead with just six games of the Barclays Premier League remaining.

United head to Sunderland on Sunday knowing not even victory will help them secure a record 20th championship if Manchester City beat QPR at the Etihad Stadium. And Evra knows United have no-one to blame but themselves.

He said: "We killed ourselves when we were eight points clear with six points to go. We were winning 4-2 against Everton and then, in the last six minutes, ended up with a draw, at Old Trafford. I thought something like that wasn't possible. It was a bad sign."

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