Date: 25th March 2009 at 8:28pm
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It’s something new for Patrice Evra: he’s never lost two consecutive league games since joining United. But his form dipped alarmingly along with the team’s so he can’t be that surprised.

“For three years that I have been here, it is the first time that this happens to me, losing two straight matches.

“It is a little accident.’


Well, yes and no. As I said it’s the first time he lost two league games in a row – but as for losing two straight matches Evra must have forgotten about April 2007 when we lost at Roma in a midweek Champions League tie and then at Portsmouth on the following Saturday.

The first of those losses were similar to the one at Fulham: Scholes’ early sending-off left us little chance but the ten men rallied and put on a real show – yet still lost.

And I’m sure you all remember what the next game was after these two defeats. You don’t? It was Manchester United v AS Roma, 10 April 2007. Does it ring some bells now?