Reigning champion is in need of a favor from QPR or its slim hopes of retaining its title is over, but it'll be back in contention next year, says their French skipperPatrice Evra has declared that, while Manchester United look likely to lose its Premier League crown to rival Manchester City, talk of a demise and a lowering of standards is somewhat premature.
"I know that if we don't win the league then a lot of people will say this is the end of the empire and ask how we will survive. But there is a lot of talent at this club," he told reporters.
United heads into the final day of the season needing QPR to do it a favor at Eastlands with its cross-city rival odds-on favorites to lift the trophy on Sunday afternoon.
Such a scenario would ensure a trophy-less season for the Red Devils, but Evra believes that it would not the end of the United era - nor does he feel that manager Sir Alex Ferguson needs to oversee a major summer overhaul of his squad.
"We've had to deal with a lot through injuries and losing experienced players last summer and it's never easy to find a solution immediately," Evra said.
United has one game remaining against Sunderland, needing to better City's result against QPR on Sunday to win the title.