Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra believes he will be fit in time for the Red Devils' Champions League second leg clash with European champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
As reported by Manchester United's official site, the full-back - who was taken off with an injury against Newcastle United this past weekend - has insisted that he will do his best in order to prove his fitness ahead of the tie.
The left-back missed the first the first-leg through suspension as David Moyes held Bayern 1-1 at The Theatre of Dreams, and he will be hoping to star in the Allianz Arena.
Speaking to reporters, the Manchester United star said: "I think I will be fit. I received a knock and I was injured as well before Aston Villa with my knee so I will try my best to be fit. Sometimes you have to play your best and be honest with yourself and your team-mates. If you are ready to play, you have to give everything. No excuses. If you play a bad game, you can’t say it was because you were injured.
"First of all, I was really frustrated to not play in such a big game [the first leg] but I though Alex did a good job. I was so pleased with the performance of the lads and now we must make sure we pull off a shock because Bayern are favourites for this game. It is not often since I have played for Manchester United that we are not the favourites but, sometimes, you have to accept they are favourites and let’s surprise everyone."
Manchester United fans will be hoping the Frenchman recovers in time to take on the German champions. Evra has been a main stay in the Red Devils' side in recent years, and United will need their experienced players on top form against Pep Guardiola's team.
Moyes' side have had a disastrous campaign domestically and currently sit in sixth place in the league table. Manchester United look in serious danger of missing out on Champions League qualification and may have to win the competition this season in order to stay with the giants of European football for another year.