Patrice Evra criticizes Manchester United players over poor form

Former Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra has criticised the club's players for their poor form in the past few years

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Manchester United have experienced a bad start to the 2022 season under new manager Erik ten Hag, having lost their two opening Premier League matches against Brighton and Brentford.

The Premier League side have conceded six goals so far, with their worst defeat coming against Brentford, who battered them 4-0 to record their worst start in a long time.

Several pundits have criticized their lack of performance, the most recent being former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, who has stated unequivocally that Manchester United players must be held accountable for the club's recent failures.

The former France international accused the players of lacking fighting spirit on the field, saying they must take responsibility for all of their poor performances.

"We blame the board, the manager, and many people," Evra said in an interview. But what about the players? I always have so much respect for the players, but now I think it is time for them to take some responsibility.

"You can't take money off the club just to feel comfortable, you have to fight on the pitch. That is why I think the players have to look at themselves and question if they are destroying their legacy. "

Since the departure of Manchester United's legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, the Red Devils have suffered a series of setbacks under various managers, failing to win a Premier League or Champions League trophy.

The English Premier League club have struggled to compete with other top clubs after hiring many unsuccessful coaches in the past, including David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They have only won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, FA Community Shield Cup, and Europa League in the last decade.

In the current season, Manchester United appointed a new manager, Erik ten Hag, to help resolve the Old Trafford conundrum. Though the Dutch manager made some decent signings to help bolster his team, Manchester United appeared to be a long way from reviving after losing their first two games.

The Red Devils have increased their activity in the transfer market, securing the signing of Real Madrid's defensive midfielder Casemiro on a four-year contract with the option of an additional year.

Despite completing this crucial deal, Erik ten Hag remains unsatisfied with his squad depth, as they have focused on signing Ajax's talented Brazilian forward, Antony, who has been his primary target since his arrival.

Antony is understood to be keen on reuniting with his former manager after missing Ajax's training session and a match against Sparta Rotterdam during the weekend to force the deal.

Manchester United, who had their €80 million bid for the player rejected by Ajax last weekend, are expected to make an improved offer for the player in the coming days as they remain hopeful of completing the deal.