Patrice Evra admitted that Manchester United didn’t play well enough to beat Liverpool. The French defender, who returned to the side after missing the midweek trip to Moscow, started United’s 2-0 defeat at Anfield. Evra says that United created far fewer chances than is normal against an aggressive Liverpool side.
“The advice was to play our football but we didn’t do that and I don’t know why. Liverpool were aggressive but we didn’t play and that’s why it’s so frustrating to lose,” said the former Monaco left-back.
“The display was poor today. Normally when United play we create at least five or six clear chances but we only had the one when (Antonio) Valencia hit the crossbar. It’s not enough if you want to win against Liverpool.”
Evra is likely to sit out United’s Carling Cup trip to Barnsley on Wednesday before returning to face Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford next Saturday.