Man United star makes revelations about 'nightmare' season

Patrice Evra has admitted that the club deserves the criticism coming their way following a below-par campaign.

Manchester United’s forgettable season continued at the weekend, with the outgoing Premier League champions slumping to a 1-0 home defeat to Sunderland.

The Old Trafford club are widely expected to spend big this summer in an effort to get back into the title reckoning next term, with some of the ageing stars also set to take their leave.

One of those out of contract and with their future up in the air is Patrice Evra, with left-back an area that United want to reinforce.

The France international has admitted that the current criticism being aimed at United is fair and that it has been a season to forget.

"This year has been a disaster," the veteran said, quoted by Sky Sports.

"This year we have been really poor. We deserve all the criticism. We have not played well enough. We have lost some stupid games.

"When we are on the pitch we try to win every game but it's been so painful this season, it's been a nightmare.

"When I look at the table I just feel a big frustration. This year is a season I want to forget really quickly.

"I think there has been a lack of confidence. Sir Alex Ferguson was the heart of Manchester United. He is a legend. You cannot replace him so quickly.

"We knew it would be difficult but not this difficult. We can do much better than we have done - maybe not win the league but at least qualify for the Champions League with the players we have.

"Every player has to take responsibility. You always feel responsible even when David Moyes was in charge. I will not point the finger at anyone else.

"This year everyone failed."

It remains to be seen whether Evra will be at the club next season, with the defender admitting that he is yet to determine his future.

"I will decide in two weeks about what I am going to do," he added.

"There have been a lot of rumours, but I have not decided anything yet. My agent will have a meeting with Manchester and we will see."

Whether he is at the club or not next season, Evra has stated that the Manchester outfit will be back in the running.

"I really think (this year) is an accident, Evra concluded.

“I know Manchester United will never die. And also Manchester will come back next year.

"When we lost the league on goal difference to Manchester City (in 2012) I said Manchester United will win the league by 13 points, and we nearly did. In the end we won it by 11 points.

"That is my mentality - never give up."

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