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Scholes Criticizes Utd De Gea for ‘bottling it’ saying ‘It’s criminal’

Wed 09 December 2020 | 10:20

The former Manchester United midfielder blames the Spanish goalkeeper for the team’s failure in Germany.

Paul Scholes

criticizes United goalkeeper

David de Gea

for losing courage in the battle against

RB Leipzig

saying he was “

scared of getting hurt

.”

The Red Devils were defeated in the

Champions League

clash by RB Leipzig on Tuesday with the result of 3-2.

Solskjaer

’s side only needed a point to secure their stay in round 16.

Manchester United

were not off to a good start when Angelino scored the first goal early doors. A few minutes later the Manchester City Loanee’s cross resulted in Amadou Haidara dancing past the goalkeeper scoring the second goal. United was struggling to get back into the game when the goalkeeper made a howler letting Justin Kluivert meet the back of the net for RB Leipzig.

"

He bottles it, doesn’t he?

" the Red Devils legend said. "

Basically, he’s scared of getting himself hurt. It should never go across the box

.

"

Maguire looks wooden, stiff but De Gea as a goalkeeper has to come out and make himself as big as he can.

"

Yes, you might get injured but he turns his back away. It’s criminal

."

The Red Devils’ comeback was a late one but quite intense in the final 10 minutes of the game when Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba found the target, however, Leipzig managed to have a profound victory. United centre-back Maguire acknowledged that they “

started the game too slow

.”

"

Harry Maguire's interview was worrying, saying we weren't ready and at it for the first 20 minutes,

" said the former England international.

"

How can you not be up for such a big game and such a tough game coming to Germany? 

"They should never have been in this position in the first place, but they are, and they are not ready for the first 20 minutes."


source: SportMob