Former Manchester United left-back, Patrice Evra, was unhappy with United’s first half display against West Ham United on Saturday, and he couldn’t hold back from expressing his frustration.
United went 1-0 down to the hosts in the first half, courtesy of a Tomas Souçek goal, but that wasn’t the only thing bad about the showing.
West Ham seemed more confident on the ball, and could have doubled their lead before halftime, if Sebastian Haller hadn’t lost his footing in front of an empty net.
Speaking during the break, Evra revealed he was irritated by the performance, and slammed United’s midfield for being bullied by the likes of Declan Rice.
He said, ‘Same old story. Declan Rice is bullying van de Beek. Bowen is terrorising all our defence. Sloppy passing, no tempo. Maybe they’re going to win in the second half but this is not United.’
Evra added, “I was praying for the referee to blow the whistle for half time. West Ham are putting Manchester United under pressure. They will have a comeback but if you keep reacting sometimes it is going to be too late.”
Evra has a point, and we can’t keep slipping behind in games of this nature, but thankfully, we were able to come back from the blip and win 3-1.