The left-back admits the club’s stars have been faced with a difficult challenge following their inconsistent performances this season
Patrice Evra has urged his Manchester United team-mates to show their character in Wednesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Olympiakos.
David Moyes’ side face next season without Champions League football as they attempt to overturn a 2-0 first-leg defeat in Greece, while a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League looks unlikely this term.
United head into the fixture following a dismal display in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool and Evra believes the club’s inconsistent performances this term have made it “difficult” for the players to cope with.
“I think even a three-year-old United fan has been hurting by all the problems,” Evra told reporters.
“But in life you always have a second chance and we get it tomorrow night.
“I’m not telling you we’re going to qualify, but I can promise you we’re all going to fight and respect the shirt and make sure all the fans will be really proud of us after the game.
“It’s a difficult moment. It’s a new challenge for us because we’ve never been in this situation. We’re always used to playing to win the Premier League, to win games to win the Champions League.
“It’s been a difficult season for everyone because we’re not used to losing games. We always win.
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“It’s a tough moment and you have to show your character and personality. When you come out on the pitch and put on the United shirt, you know it’s big story, a big pressure every year.
“This year is more difficult than a year ago, but I’m still confident. I think everyone wants to fight for this club. Everyone loves this club.”