Patrice Evra thinks Manchester United are capable of upsetting the Premier League
Manchester United icon Patrice Evra believes the Red Devils are a team that can surprise this season in the Premier League. The former left-back predicts the Old Trafford side will rival the best if they continue their fine form.
United started the 2022/23 campaign under Erik ten Hag on a disappointing note. The Red Devils lost their first two games against Brighton & Hove Albion and Bretford. However, since then we have enjoyed a four-game winning streak in the league.
Evra was part of the United team that last won the English top flight under Sir Alex Ferguson in the 2012/13 campaign. And talk to Betfair (h/t Mirror), while the French national picks Manchester City and Liverpool as favourites, he hasn’t ruled out the Old Trafford side.
“It’s a crazy Premier League, there were a lot of surprises. The favorites were Liverpool and City, but anything can happen.
“United can surprise people now if they keep fighting like they have been doing, they can be there.”
Following the 4-0 loss at Gtech Community Stadium, the Dutch manager made some changes to his starting XI. Ten Hag dropped Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luke Shaw on the bench for the Liverpool game.
And against the Merseysiders, United got their first points on the board with a win. The North West Derby ended 2-1 with goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.
The gaffer has stuck with an almost similar line-up since the Liverpool game. And the Red Devils beat Southampton, Leicester City and Arsenal.
United were the first team to take points from the Gunners. The north London side enjoyed a perfect start to the campaign before heading to Old Trafford. We beat them 3-1.
The Red Devils have only lost once since, and that was against Real Sociedad in the Europa League. And that defeat came as the gaffer rotated the team.
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Fans haven’t been able to see the team play in the PL for the past few weeks. Matches against Crystal Palace and Leeds United have been postponed. The Old Trafford side will return against City on October 2.