Reigning Premiership champions Manchester United play six-time reigning French champions Lyon in the second leg, last 16 tie in the UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. The Red Devils have an away goal cushion after the match the Estadio Municipal de Gerland ended 1-1.
Man United left back Patrice Evra says that although Lyon are a very capable side, there is simply no way that United can falter. Evra underlines the importance of seeping into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and remarks:
If we go out of the Champions League on Tuesday it would be a massive blow for the club – it would be catastrophic.
I have a big respect for Lyon because they are a good team. As a Frenchman, I am fully aware of their qualities.
They played very well in the first game and we had to work very hard for a draw. But we are Manchester United and that means we simply have to go through.
We know we can beat everybody at Old Trafford. On European nights, Old Trafford is a very special place when the crowd gets behind us.
We have got our full squad together now and we’ll need everyone to be at their best to make sure we beat Lyon.
United would certainly start as favourites but it must be kept in mind that in Brazilian international midfielder Juninho and 20-year French international Benzema, Lyon have two of the best players in Europe at the moment and an early goal for Lyon could easily blow away United’s European dream this season.