Donny van de Beek "bullied" by Declan Rice and hauled off of Man Utd game

Patrice Evra has said Donny van de Beek was “bullied” during Manchester United’s clash with West Ham.

The Red Devils struggled against the Hammers and went in a goal down at the break thanks to Tomas Soucek’s finish.

Van de Beek had been given his second successive Premier League start following his summer arrival from Ajax.

Though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hauled the Dutchman off at the break, along with Edinson Cavani, as Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford were brought on.

Speaking at half-time, Evra said on Sky Sports: "Same old story. Reacting team that's why I think in second half I hope they will react but it's a team that doesn't act.

“Declan Rice is bullying Van de Beek in the midfield. Bowen is terrorising all the defence.

“Sloppy passes, no tempo, they look like they have a nice composure with the ball but it's too much. They need to speed up their game.

"This is not Manchester United. I'm sorry this is not United."

United did bounce back in the second half thanks to quick-fire goals from Paul Pogba and Mason Greenwood.

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Solskjaer had said on his team news ahead of the game: “Bruno has been kicked between pillar and post lately.

“He got a kick against Southampton and has had a sore foot, so he’s another one that if I don’t have to use him I’d like not to.

”Marcus is fit enough to be on the bench,“ he added. ”We need all the points we can get in these games of course and Marcus held his arm up, with a bad shoulder, and he’s said he’s ready if needed.

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“Every time you pick a team you’ve got to think short term and win that one, but with a little bit of an eye on the next few games.

“With David [De Gea], Bruno and Marcus we didn’t take the risk today even though we know this is an unbelievably tough place [to come] and tough team to play against.”

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