Manchester United legend Patrice Evra stated he was ‘burning inside’ after watching Ole Gunnar Solsjear’s males get their new season off to a nightmare begin in opposition to Crystal Palace.
There was loads of promise surrounding the Purple Devils’ delayed Premier League opener, with new summer time signing Donny van de Beek making his debut at Previous Trafford.
The Dutchman marked his first sport for his new membership with a aim, however that was about all the enjoyment the hosts loved as they have been surprised in a 3-1 defeat to the Eagles.
Wilfried Zaha got here again to hang-out his former aspect with two good objectives, one from the spot and one from open play after making a mug of defender Victor Lindelof.
The Ivorian’s double got here after Andros Townsend opened the scoring early on, as he took benefit of some sloppy defending from Luke Shaw to dart into the field and faucet in.
It was the worst attainable begin to the brand new marketing campaign for United, and Evra – who landed himself in sizzling water forward of the sport with some off-the-cuff feedback about Zaha – was completely furious.
Earlier on Saturday, Ed Woodward used the matchday programme for the Previous Trafford conflict to defend the continuing criticism of the membership’s lack of transfers, with the chief vice-chairman insisting he ‘blissful’ with their enterprise this summer time.
However Evra was livid about that too, as he laid into his former membership within the Sky Sports activities studio following the ultimate whistle.
The previous defender stated: “There’s a lot negativity concerning the switch window and the membership have accomplished nothing about it!
“Like we are saying in French, it’s déjà vu, and I’m drained. I’m a constructive man, however I really feel exhausted and it’s solely the primary day of the season!
“So, good luck to all of the Manchester United followers…
“We made them [Crystal Palace] look good.
“They didn’t play a very good sport in opposition to Southampton, and I don’t wish to not give Crystal Palace credit score, however I believe Man United did all the pieces to make them appear like Barcelona or Actual Madrid!
“I’m burning inside.”
After that consequence, you received’t be the one one, Patrice.