Patrice Evra calls out Man Utd star for ‘poor performance’ against West Ham

Patrice Evra was far from amused with Man Utd's display against West Ham

Patrice Evra was far from amused with Man Utd’s display against West Ham (Picture: Getty)

Patrice Evra believes Paul Pogba was singled out for unfair criticism following Manchester United’s draw against West Ham and questioned why Marcus Rashford appeared to get away without a similar level of scrutiny.

Pogba was blasted by Evra’s former team-mate Gary Neville after he needlessly conceded a first half penalty for a handball offence.

‘He’s in trouble, Paul Pogba, he’s in big, big trouble,’ Neville said on Sky Sports as replays confirmed the handball. ‘He’s given a penalty away, he’s put his arms up and pretended it’s hit his head.

‘Rubbish, rubbish from him. To think, I felt a little bit sorry for him, I thought he took a whack in the head. Embarrassing. ‘You don’t do that, you take it in the grid.’

Michail Antonio duly continued his fine run of form, tucking away the spot kick to fire the Hammers into what was a deserved lead.

United levelled the contest shortly after the break when Mason Greenwood scored from the 17th time this season, equalling a club record in the process, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side failed o find a winner.

Rashford has been in sublime form since the season resumed last month, but he was quiet at Wembley in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final defeat an was off the pace at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening.

‘Like I said, it will be a tough game before the game started (against West Ham),’ Evra told Sky Sports.

‘I’m disappointed with the result and with some players performance. People are pointing at Paul Pogba using a lot of harsh words like embarrassing.

‘But I didn’t see any harsh words used on Marucs Rashford because Marus Rashford had a poor game today.’

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