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Evra: Repeat title slip-up & we will be sacked

Evra celebrates United's win over City (©GettyImages)
Evra celebrates United's win over City (©GettyImages).

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra thinks Sir Alex Ferguson should sack the entire squad if they lose the Premier League title to Manchester City again.

The Premier League leaders threw away an eight-point lead in the final six games of last season to allow City to steal in and win their first ever crown on the final day of a dramatic campaign.

And Evra fears a repeat this term could see the entire Manchester United squad sacked by Ferguson.

Speaking in the Daily Mail, Evra said: "I think Ferguson is going to sack everyone if we did that. No, I'm serious. It would not be funny, for the fans, for the players, for everyone."

Ferguson's side secured a crucial three points at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, beating City 3-2 thanks to a last-minute free-kick from £24m summer signing Robin Van Persie.

But the memory of last season's disappointment is still fresh.

"I remember what happened," said Evra. "We were eight points clear and in the end we lost the league."

And the France international believes the psychological impact of last weekend's result against City will be huge, especially as United ended the Premier League champions' two-year unbeaten home run.

"It was more important to win at City and give a sign out to them," Evra continued. "We also broke their record at home. Psychologically, it was really important to win against City."

Manchester United lost both matches against City last season, including a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Old Trafford. But their victory on Sunday opened up an early six-point lead atop the Premier League table.

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