Evra In Uncharted Territory
It's something new for Patrice Evra: he's never lost two consecutive league games since joining United. But his form dipped alarmingly along with the team's so he can't be that surprised.
"For three years that I have been here, it is the first time that this happens to me, losing two straight matches.
"It is a little accident.'
Well, yes and no. As I said it's the first time he lost two league games in a row - but as for losing two straight matches Evra must have forgotten about April 2007 when we lost at Roma in a midweek Champions League tie and then at Portsmouth on the following Saturday.
The first of those losses were similar to the one at Fulham: Scholes' early sending-off left us little chance but the ten men rallied and put on a real show - yet still lost.
And I'm sure you all remember what the next game was after these two defeats. You don't? It was Manchester United v AS Roma, 10 April 2007. Does it ring some bells now?