Man Utd fullback Evra reveals emotional inspiration for Bayern Munich goal

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra has revealed why he was so emotional after his goal at Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.
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Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra has revealed why he was so emotional after his goal at Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.

Evra hit a stunner in United's eventual defeat and admits a visit to the Munich memorial for the Busby Babes was his inspiration.

He told MUTV: "It was an emotional day, the day before the game. Everyone had been to the Munich memorial, where the plane had crashed with the Busby Babes. It was amazing. I was talking with a young player like Adnan Januzaj and telling him, 'These people were like us, they were on a plane going to play a football game.' And at the end they never see their families again.

"I always pray before games, I pray every day – to save my family, I even sometimes pray for my enemy. But I asked, 'Can I give something for the Busby Babes'. I didn't say a goal, but just to make sure we played for them in that game.

"That's why when I scored that goal, you can see I was really emotional, I was angry. I couldn't believe it. That's my little secret – and now everyone knows that secret. In the end we went out of the competition and that is why I was really disappointed, but it was a special moment for me."

 
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