After snatching a 1-1 away to Lyon in the Champions League, United will play them at home this evening, hoping to make their way to the quarter finals. With almost a full squad available to us and the home advantage, United are certainly the favourites to progress.
Patrice Evra has today talked about the importance of playing at Old Trafford, claiming our atmosphere is more than anywhere else on a European night.
“Playing at this stadium, the atmosphere is not the same as anywhere else on a European night,” Evra said. “The fans really lift the team from the first minute until the final whistle. When I play at Old Trafford I feel I have more power, more energy in my legs, more character. It’s strange, but teams can be scared when they come to here. We shouldn’t underestimate the effect it can have. It’s a big stadium, the pitch is wide, and we play with pace. Teams don’t like that. It can be hard for them to cope. It’s called the Theatre of Dreams – but that’s only for United, not for any other team!”
How do you rate the atmosphere at Old Trafford on European nights and can it make the difference to United?