Evra tips United to retain title

Published Add your comment

Football News

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is confident the club will be able to retain their title this season.

The Red Devils, who currently sit second behind 'noisy neighbours' Manchester City in the title race, closed the gap at the top of the league to goal difference yesterday with a 3-0 win over Bolton.

And, whilst the Citizens may have a game in hand over Sir Alex Ferguson's side, Evra is in no doubt that the return of several key players from injury will prove to be the key factor in the race for the Barclays Premier League crown.

"Everyone's coming back and in great form. We still have some injuries but I think when everyone is back fit, it will give us the strength to win the title," Evra told MUTV post-match.

"We have to keep talking about Manchester United. The most important thing was winning today. After that, it doesn't matter if they [City] win, lose or draw.

Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Ashley Young are all still to return for United, suggesting the champions will only get stronger over the coming months at Old Trafford.

For French international Evra, it was important to build on the FA Cup win against Roberto Mancini's side last weekend, and now United turn their focus onto their next opponents - Arsenal.

"We just need to have a rest and focus on the next game. I think people talk a lot about City, but we just need to be focused on what we do and how we play, and I think we're going to win the league," concluded Evra.

"was a good afternoon for us. It was an important game, after the [FA Cup] win against City, to show we are really confident and we are back. It was really important to win today."

Premier League
Manchester United
Patrice Evra

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again