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Published on Oct 01, 2012
 

Evra warns Manchester United to show vampire kill instinct

 
 

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (AFP) - Patrice Evra has warned Manchester United's stars to rediscover their killer instinct or risk humiliation in Tuesday's Champions League clash against Romanian minnows CFR Cluj.

United will travel to Transylvania, the supposedly vampire-filled setting of Bram Stoker's Dracula, for their second Group H fixture on the back of a disappointing 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham on Saturday that left them four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

It was United's first loss to Spurs at Old Trafford for 23 years and their first Premier League defeat against the north London club in 23 meetings, but far more concerning was the sloppy manner of the defending by Alex Ferguson's side.

Not for the first time this season, United's lack of pace at the back proved fatal, with Gareth Bale repeatedly exposing the ageing Rio Ferdinand.