Patrice Evra says Manchester United’s never lost to Barcelona in the 2009 and 2011 Champions’ League finals
WE’RE all for up-beat, positive thinking. And so too is Partrice Evra, the Manchester United defender. In readiness for his side’s Champions’ League match against Real Madrid, Evra tells media:
“I’ve been waiting for a big European tie like this for a long time and it’s probably the biggest European game since Barcelona in 2008.”
Pollyanna Evra remembers that match, when Paul Scholes’ goal beat Barcelona to send Man Utd into the Champions’ League final. Great days. Only, between that and the upcoming Real match, United played Barcelona in the 2009 and 2011 finals. Both times United were well beaten.
Those were pretty big games, albeit forgettable for Evra…
Photo 1: The Manchester United team line up. (Back row L-R) Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, John O’Shea, Oliveira Anderson and Cristiano Ronaldo. (Front row L-R) Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Wayne Rooney, Patrice Evra and Ji-Sung Park.
Photo 2: Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, scores past Manchester United’s Patrice Evra during their Champions League final soccer match at Wembley Stadium, London, Saturday, May 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)