Patrice Evra fears injuries could wreck Manchester United"s title hopes

Evra fears injuries could wreck United”s title hopes as Evans joins list

Stand-in skipper Patrice Evra is concerned Manchester United”s chronic injury list could scupper their chances of winning the Barclays Premier League title.

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Delight: Patrice Evra (right) and Dimitar Berbatov celebrate victory over Wigan

And whilst Ferguson is hopeful youngsters Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will have recovered from illness in time to face Blackburn on New Year”s Eve, Evra knows the present situation is unsustainable.

“I am a little bit worried because we need everyone if we are going to win the league,” said the France international.

“It is starting to get annoying. It is not the first year we got so many injuries. Two years ago I played with Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher at the back.

And despair: Defender Jonny Evans (second right) was forced off with a calf injury

And despair: Defender Jonny Evans (second right) was forced off with a calf injury

“The most important thing is that we won but I hope everyone gets fit because Blackburn is another big game and we need all the defenders.”

Ferguson does not need reminding the game Evra refers to turned out to be a 3-0 defeat at Fulham in December 2009, the importance of which only became apparent at the end of the season when United failed by a single point to overcome Chelsea in the Premier League title battle.