Evra hails Man United’s comeback against West Ham

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Patrice Evra has hailed Manchester United, after they came from a goal behind, to beat West Ham 3-1 at the London Stadium.

The London side had taken the lead through Tomas Souçek, and at halftime, Evra wasn’t pleased with his former club.

He’d said about the performance, “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.

“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.”

But in the second half, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer made some changes, and brought in Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes, who were instrumental to a much-needed turnaround.

The Red Devils scored twice in four minutes, courtesy of Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood, to make it 2-1, before Marcus Rashford added a third late on.

After the game, Evra, who clearly was happier, didn’t hold back to praise his former side for their mentality.

He said, “I’m really pleased because it shows they have character – character to come back.

“But you are United and you need to be in charge the whole game. But I think Ole and the players know that.”

United’s latest win against West Ham was their ninth on the bounce, away from home, and the fifth they’ve managed away from home, after trailing.