Patrice Evra has fired a warning shot to United’s rivals by insisting that the Premier League champions are in good shape to retain our title.
Sky Sports reports:
Patrice Evra believes Manchester United’s future is in safe hands, with a new crop of youngsters breaking through.
“They were very good, all the young players,” the 30-year-old Frenchman said after helping United to success at Wembley.
“In pre-season they were fantastic and it’s been great to welcome them into the team.
“They have to prove themselves and show they deserve to play for Man United. They are doing that and I am very happy with them.
“To bring players through is what we do here. Players like Tom Cleverley are the future.
“In order to win the league the boss is not afraid to give the young players a chance.
“He knows they can help us to win more titles. That’s the Man United way. It’s always been like that. The boss never waits or thinks it’s too dangerous. He knows the right time to play these young players.”
“We don’t need to look at City or anyone else. If we want to retain our title we just have to play the Man United way and that’s what we did in the Community Shield.
“I always say I respect every opponent, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool – anyone. But the most important team will be Manchester United. It will be us. If we play the way we can, we’ve shown that we should win the title.”
Although Sunday’s game can hardly be taken as a sign that the league is already in the bag, it hasn’t hurt United’s morale and as Evra pointed out the form of the yuongsters means the future is very bright.
Chelsea, City, Liverpool and Arsenal may have mae signings this Summer but for my money United still have by far the strongest squad. Bring on number 20.
Man U played well on Sunday, but it did take a last gasp gift of a mistake to win it. Which should be cause for concern. Without the error by Clichy and Kompany, the outcome of that game could well have been very different. Well done anyway, there were some classy performances. Welback and Cleverley, particularly good.
I think you have all lost sight as to what that competition was all about. The Community sheild(was Charity Sheild) is all about charity ie the rich giving something to the more needy, that s why we let you win it.
you can buy players, but you cant buy our great history. give it a break. you just embarrassed yourself.
Unfortunately I wasnt able to watch the match on Sunday, but after following the Videos of the Match Highlights it was clear to see, that Utd did have the higher hand. The thing I love about Man Utd is the fact that we do bring up a lot of young players and give these players the chance to develop – no matter if at other clubs on loan or in the own youth team / reserves team.
I, for my part, am very excited about seeing such players as Cleverley and Welbeck playing a fair amount of games this Season!
OK – just take the title now. There’s no point in anyone else turning up. Let’s all go and play dominoes instead.
great start for MUFC. the future looks bright. the manager has done a great job in recruitment but I still think we need a very good midfielder.If we got a one with our current youth let Barca come!We shall be ready
“Dominated from start to finish”
The above comments are a bit strange…..
Shots on target….city 4 utd 5
Possession….city 35% utd 65%
City played well for 10 mins and shit for the other 80 mins and had 11 players who weren’t really arsed !!
Utd played world-class football for 80 mins, were only out-played for 10 mins by city, had 11 players at the top of their game but still had to rely on an injury-time goal to scrape a 3-2 win !!
I wonder if the comments at the top of my post now look like they were made by complete idiots ?