Evra: Manchester United players need to show character

The left-back admits the club’s stars have been
faced with a difficult challenge following their
inconsistent performances this season
By Chris Davie
18 Mar 2014 18:00:00
Patrice Evra has urged his
Manchester United team-
mates to show their character
in Wednesday’s crucial
Champions League clash with
Olympiakos.
David Moyes’ side
face next season
without Champions
League football as
they attempt to
overturn a 2-0 first-
leg defeat in Greece,
while a fourth-placed
finish in the Premier
League looks unlikely
this term.
United head into the
fixture following a
dismal display in
Sunday’s 3-0 loss to
Liverpool and Evra
believes the club’s
inconsistent
performances this term have made it “difficult” for the
players to cope with.
“I think even a three-year-old United fan has been
hurting by all the problems,” Evra told reporters.
“But in life you always have a second chance and we
get it tomorrow night.
“I’m not telling you we’re going to qualify, but I can
promise you we’re all going to fight and respect the
shirt and make sure all the fans will be really proud of
us after the game.
“It’s a difficult moment. It’s a new challenge for us
because we’ve never been in this situation. We’re
always used to playing to win the Premier League, to
win games to win the Champions League.
“It’s been a difficult season for everyone because we’re
not used to losing games. We always win.
“It’s a tough moment and
you have to show your
character and personality.
When you come out on
the pitch and put on the
United shirt, you know it’s
big story, a big pressure
every year.
“This year is more difficult than a year ago, but I’m still
confident. I think everyone wants to fight for this club.
Everyone loves this club.”

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