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Patrice Evra sends 9-word message to Willy Kambwala following breakout Man United game



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Patrice Evra has sent Manchester United academy starlet Willy Kambwala a 9-word message following his brilliant performance against Liverpool.

Despite the overall dark season Manchester United have so far endured during 2023/24, one huge positive has come from Erik ten Hag‘s second season in charge—the academy players.

Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo have stolen the show at Old Trafford this season with their wonderful individual performances, but against Liverpool, 19-year-old centre-back Willy Kambwala earned rightful praise.

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Starting for the first time at Old Trafford during a senior fixture, Kambwala was brilliant against the chaotic striker Darwin Nunez, not letting the Uruguayan international have much of a sniff at goal.

Evra’s Kambwala message

After the game, United posted a clip on Instagram that displayed Kambwala in action against Nunez, making a fantastic recovery tun to block the striker from shooting at André Onana.

Patrice Evra, legendary United left-back, left a message under the post, praising Kambwala for his performance.

He wrote: “Determination, passion, discipline proud of you again and again @willy_kams”.

Kambwala: I am proud

Kambwala reacted to the game at full time, explaining that he was proud of both himself and his teammates following the result.

“I’m really proud of the game, of the team, of everyone, of all my teammates as well,” he told MUTV after the game.

“We didn’t take the three points, so it is still a bit frustrating, and [I’m] disappointed about that because we know we should win the game. We had it under control.

“We fought really well together. We stick together, we defend well at the back four with the keeper, with everyone, and we know we should keep the three points at the end, but, still, I am really proud of the game and what I could achieve.”

He continued, explaining why he loves defending: “It’s my job, it’s my passion. I know what I need to do on the pitch. I know I need to give everything from the first moment to impress and to enjoy it.

“That’s what I like to do. So yeah, it’s my passion. And I know, like every time I have the opportunity to be on the pitch, I need to give everything to leave everything on the pitch.”