Evra reveals United pain

Patrice Evra believes Manchester United will need a 'few days' to recover from losing to Liverpool after revealing the players did not heed Sir Alex Ferguson's advice.

United suffered a 2-0 defeat at Anfield on Sunday as second-half goals from Fernando Torres and David Ngog revived Liverpool's title hopes.

The Premier League champions rarely threatened Jose Reina in the home goal and Evra was baffled by the limp nature of United's performance.

"The advice was to play our football, but we didn't do that and I don't know why," the full-back told MUTV.

"Liverpool were aggressive, but we didn't play and that's why it's so frustrating to lose."

He added: "Normally when United play we create at least five or six clear chances, but we only had the one when Valencia hit the crossbar. It's not enough if you want to win against Liverpool.

"(Losing to Liverpool) is the most pain you can have when you play for United.

"There was a big silence in the dressing room afterwards and we will need a few days to recover from this big disappointment for us, for the staff, for the fans.

"Now I think we need to do what we did last year - win the league after losing to Liverpool. We also need to make sure we show the real United team at Old Trafford."

Evra was unhappy that Jamie Carragher was not sent off for bringing down Michael Owen, but the Frenchman refused to use that as an excuse for the defeat.

"I don't understand why Carragher only got a yellow card for fouling Owen when I think he was the last man," continued Evra.

"I look more at the display of Manchester United and the display was poor."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 26 October 2009