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25/02/2009 09:00, Report by Gemma Thompson, in Milan

Evra hails Reds spirit

Despite his frustration at United's failure to bag an all-important away goal at the San Siro, Patrice Evra remains confident about the Reds' quest to retain the Champions League.



Sir Alex's men totally outplayed an average-looking Inter Milan side in the first half of their last 16 tie in Italy on Tuesday night. Jose Mourinho's side rallied after the break, but United continued to create the better of the opportunities.

A crucial away goal may have evaded the visitors, but the French defender was pleased by United's desire and commitment throughout the 90 minutes and hopes for a repeat showing at Old Trafford in two weeks time.

"We played very well and showed the right spirit," Evra told ManUtd.com. "We came here to win, not just to defend. So we're happy with that part of our game.

"But it's a little bit frustrating because we had a lot of opportunities to score, particularly in the first half.

"Now we have a game at home that we have to win, and I think we have the power to do that. I know the fans will get behind us and hopefully we can get the result we need to go through."

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Pat proud of commitment

"Now we have a game at home that we have to win, and we have the power to do that. I know the fans will get behind us and hopefully we can get the result we need to go through."

- Patrice Evra

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