Evra eyes European glory

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Patrice Evra believes Manchester United's new recruits can help the club to UEFA Champions League glory.

United full-back backs new boys to aid Champions League charge

Patrice Evra believes Manchester United's new recruits can help the club to UEFA Champions League glory. The Red Devils have been busy in the transfer market this summer piecing together a squad they hope will be competitive at home and abroad in 2011/12. Over £50million has been splashed out on Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David de Gea, with Sir Alex Ferguson addressing key areas of his side. There could be further arrivals still to come, with United heavily linked with a number of fresh faces. Evra is pleased to see the reigning Premier League champions laying down a marker to their rivals, with the considerable investment intended to keep the Red Devils at the pinnacle of English football. It is also their intention to conquer the continent once more, with last season's Champions League final defeat to Barcelona at Wembley making United all the more determined to go one better next term.

Confident

"I think they are great signings," Evra said on the Old Trafford new boys. "We will give them all a nice welcome. I think they'll be important and I'm very confident about the future. "After we lost the Champions League final, I said we had lost just a game. "But I'm confident about the future, especially with our great new signings, and I think we are going to win it next year. "We hope to retain the title, but also to win the Champions League."

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