Evra: we lacked Spirit

  • 27 October 2009
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Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has questioned the team's attitude after they were eclipsed by Liverpool at Anfield.

Evra was left frustrated at the manner of United's first defeat in 12 games in all competitions. Goals from a fit-again Fernando Torres and substitute David Ngog in the second half ended a run of four losses for Liverpool.

"I'm always happy to play at Liverpool, I am not scared," he told MUTV. "We also have a lot of experienced players, who are used to big games. But we did not show the Manchester United spirit."

He added: "The advice was to play our football but we did not do that and I do not know why.

"Liverpool were aggressive but we did not play and that is why it is so frustrating to lose.

"Normally we create at least five or six clear chances in a game but we only had the one when Valencia hit the bar. It is not enough if you want to win against Liverpool."

United defender Nemanja Vidic is set for a one-match ban after being picking up two yellow cards.

Evra, however, agreed with Ferguson that Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher should have been dismissed for a challenge on former team-mate Michael Owen when he was clean through.

"I do not understand why Carragher only got a yellow card for fouling Owen when I think he was the last man," said the French defender.

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

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