PATRICE EVRA has warned Manchester United's critics to wait until the end of the season before jumping to conclusions about them.
United head to Tottenham on Sunday seven points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal following the disappointing draw at Cardiff last weekend.
Yet they do so buoyed by an amazing Champions League performance in midweek when they slammed five goals past Bayer Leverkusen without reply in what David Moyes described as the best display since he took charge.
It has given those who feel the Red Devils will struggle without Sir Alex Ferguson some food for thought and Evra underlined what United are capable of.
"People always write Manchester United off," he said.
"They said the same things last year. In the end we won the league by 13 points.
"Wait until the end of the season.
"We are strong. We have mentally strong characters.
"Every year is a challenge playing for Manchester United. It is never easy because when you put that shirt on you have the story of the club to consider."