For a brief time after Patrice Evra scored a spectacular goal against Bayern Munich earlier this month, it seemed the impossible was suddenly possible.
Manchester United had already held the reigning European champions to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, and now the Frenchman had put them 2-1 up.
But that was as good as it got for David Moyes and his players, as Bayern quickly put their foot on the hypothetical accelerator and tore United to shreds from then on.
It would have been a bittersweet evening for Evra, who had scored the goal of his life and yet seen it come to nothing. But now the left-back has been speaking to MUTV about that match.
Comparing his strike with Wayne Rooney’s wonderful long-range lob against West Ham United, Evra said, “I would say my goal is (better) of course, because I am selfish!
“But it was a special goal for me and I was really devastated that we lost that game because I really thought that we could qualify for the semi-finals.”
Doubts remain over the long-term future of United’s vice-captain. With his current deal about to expire and no new contract yet announced, the former Monaco man could well be on his way.
With reports continuing to link Luke Shaw with a move to Old Trafford, Evra may have a decision to make; but then so do United. After all, is he really a player they can risk losing given his experience and continuing good form…despite criticism from some that he is no longer the player he once was?