Patrice Evra was surprised that Man Utd forward Marcus Rashford’s poor performance wasn’t criticised like Paul Pogba’s in their 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday night.
While well short of some of the displays they have put in after the coronavirus suspension, teenage star Mason Greenwood scored as Man Utd came from behind to secure a draw.
Pogba’s handball allowed Michail Antonio to give David Moyes’ visitors a surprise half-time lead, but the 18-year-old’s latest strike secured a point which could pivotal in the final shake-up.
Gary Neville highlighted the Pogba handball in commentary, he said: “He’s in trouble, Paul Pogba, he’s in big, big trouble. He’s given a penalty away, he’s put his arms up and pretended it’s hit his head.
“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.”
However, Evra thinks that Rashford – who was substituted on 85 minutes for Odion Ighalo – deserved more criticism for his showing against the Hammers as he had a “poor game”.
“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 Marcus Rashford because Marcus Rashford had a poor game today.”