MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Scholes says keeper David De Gea ‘bottled it’ after letting in RB Leipzig’s third aim.
United have been dumped out of the Champions League after a dismal 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig in Germany.
David De Gea dithered, Harry Maguire was ‘wood’ and Justin Kluivert nipped in to attainCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Paul Scholes, left, and Rio Ferdinand weren’t pleased with what they noticed of UnitedCredit score: EPA
That may solely enhance stress on under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He dithered as Justin Kluivert stabbed dwelling the German’s third aim.
Scholes mentioned: “David De Gea right here… he bottles it. He is frightened of getting damage. It ought to by no means go throughout the field like that.
“As a goalkeeper, you come out, make your self as massive as you may.
“You would possibly get smashed within the face, you would possibly get injured… however he turns his again away.
“He really makes himself smaller. For such an skilled goalkeeper, it is prison.”
Many United followers need to see rising star Dean Henderson be given an opportunity between the sticks – and this newest error would possibly see that turn into a actuality.
Paul Pogba and co have been left to mirror on a dismal night time in GermanyCredit score: Rex Options
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will probably be linked with the sack once moreCredit score: AFP
Defender and captain Harry Maguire did not come out too effectively both, having the possibility to clear the ball.
Scholes described him as ‘wood’ and ‘stiff’ to sum up United’s despair.
United went 3-0 down within the tie, however gaven themselves a combating probability of the purpose they wanted to qualify.
Bruno Fernandes netted an eightieth minute penalty and wantaway midfielder Paul Pogba headed dwelling a second two minutes later.
David De Gea will probably be fearing for his place within the workforce after one other errorCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
However it wasn’t sufficient as United dropped into the Europa League.
Talking after the sport, Solskajer mentioned: “We confirmed spirit in a comeback once more – it is totally different to the Premier League – you may’t give a workforce a 3 aim lead and count on to return again.
“We have been unfortunate in direction of the top, I felt the character was there and I virtually thought it was in on the final minute too.
“In fact you may’t say we have been ok, we weren’t.
“In a tough group we began effectively, then the turning level was the defeat to Istanbul – that is the place we misplaced the factors that we must always have had.
“At present we knew we needed to defend crosses and balls within the field, however we simply could not clear them.”
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