Patrice Evra expects to be fit for Man United’s trip to Bayern Munich

Patrice Evra expects to be fit to face Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final

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Manchester United defender Patrice Evra Photo: The Sport Review

Patrice Evra expects to be fit to feature for Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Bayern Munich.

The France international missed the 1-1 first-leg draw with the Bundesliga champions last week due to suspension and was brought off in the second half of United’s comprehensive 4-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday with a knee problem.

“I received a knock and I was injured as well before Aston Villa with my knee

Patrice Evra

But the left-back hopes to be ready for the trip to Germany next week.

“I think I will be fit,” said Evra. “I received a knock and I was injured as well before Aston Villa with my knee so I will try my best to be fit.

“Sometimes you have to play your best and be honest with yourself and your team-mates.

“If you are ready to play, you have to give everything. No excuses. If you play a bad game, you can’t say it was because you were injured.

“First of all, I was really frustrated to not play in such a big game [the first leg] but I though Alex [Büttner] did a good job.

“I was so pleased with the performance of the lads and now we must make sure we pull off a shock because Bayern are favourites for this game.

“It is not often since I have played for Manchester United that we are not the favourites but, sometimes, you have to accept they are favourites and let’s surprise everyone.”

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