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What James McClean said after beating Man Utd shows what he thinks of Alan Pardew

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Rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, West Brom have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since Alan Pardew was sacked.

Jay Rodriguez scored the winning goal in a shock 1-0 win away at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.

The Baggies have taken four points from a possible six since Pardew was sacked.

The former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss replaced Tony Pulis in November but managed just one win in 18 Premier League games.

Darren Moore was put in charge until the end of the season and his early results suggest he could be a candidate for the job on a permanent basis.

West Brom drew 1-1 with Swansea City in their first game since Pardew's departure - and James McClean explained exactly what has changed after the 1-0 win over Man United.

The 28-year-old Irishman did not hold back.

James McClean's savage comment about Pardew 

It's becoming painfully clear that Pardew was not very well-liked at West Brom.

McClean - who put in a superb performance against Man United - praised Moore but took a not-so-subtle dig at his former boss.

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"He's got that likeable factor, so everyone's pulling in the same direction for him," said McClean, as per the BBC.

"In the past two games we've put on two good performances for him."

"It obviously helps when you go out on the pitch knowing what you're doing - as individuals and as a team.

"Since the big man's come in, we've worked in training on what we're doing defensively and what we're doing attackingly.

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"In the past two games, we've shown we actually know what we're doing when we go out on the pitch, which obviously always helps."

Brutal.

It seems highly unlikely that we'll see Pardew back in the Premier League again.

The 56-year-old Londoner left West Brom in a horrendous position and they'll need a miracle to avoid relegation to the Championship.

"I'm really not focusing on the position in the league," Moore said after winning 1-0 at Old Trafford. "Honestly, all we're focusing on is the next game.

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"Last week against Swansea was a positive performance and result.

"We've come here and added to that. We just take one game at a time. I know it's an old cliché but it really is that.

"We've come up against a very good team who asked a lot of questions of us.

"But everyone stuck to their job and did everything we asked of them in preparation for the game."

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