VIDEO: Evra's thunderbolt strike that put United ahead at Bayern… for 60 seconds!

Evra

A sublime first time strike by the Frenchman put Manchester United ahead in Germany, only for Mario Mandzukic to equalise almost immediately.

Patrice Evra's last Champions League goal for Manchester United came against Roma seven years ago, the last strike in a mammoth 7-1 win in the quarter finals.

It is fair to say his goal against Bayern tonight, was a fair bit better and significantly more important, for 60 seconds at least.

Antonio Valencia's right wing cross bounced across the edge of the Bayern area, rolling into the path of a rampaging Evra from left back.The Frenchman ran on to the loose ball, smashing an unstoppable effort first time into Manuel Neuer's top left corner courtesy of the underside of the crossbar.

It was an unbelievable effort, and for the briefest of moments, it looked like United players and fans might be doing the impossible and negotiating the German champions courtesy of a truly world class strike.

But in the end it turned out all United did was wake up the monster that is Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich.

The Germans, who had been happy to bide their time safe in the knowledge that their away goal in Manchester meant David Moyes' side had to score tonight, suddenly realised the fragility of such an attitude, and went up the gears immediately to equalise through a Mandzukic header, within a minute of going behind.

Though the 1-1 scoreline at that point was still an excellent one for United, Bayern didn't back down from their higher gear, with the Munich club scoring twice more in the next 17 minutes to effectively end United's long long spell in Europe's elite competition. 

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