Manchester United skipper Patrice Evra hopes defeat to Tottenham was just a blip.

Evra insists United have made a positive start to the season but says his team-mates must replicate their second-half performance against Tottenham in forthcoming matches against CFR Cluj and Newcastle.

"We have to be positive. It's not a bad start to the season. We won at Anfield, which we didn't do last season, even if they played much better than us. We still have a lot to do, but we have to forget that first half against Spurs.

"I hope it was just an accident and we can get back the winning mentality in the Champions League and against Newcastle."