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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes accuses David De Gea of ‘bottling it’ throughout Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig


Dec 9, 2020
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes accuses David De Gea of ‘bottling it’ during Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was lower than impressed with goalkeeper David De Gea throughout their Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig.

The Crimson Devils crashed out of the competitors, shedding 3-2 to the Bundesliga aspect.

David De Gea conceded three objectives towards RB Leipzig
Justin Kluivert scored the third for RB Leipzig
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect conceded twice early on earlier than conceding a 3rd within the 69th minute.

A late struggle again wasn’t sufficient to cease United from ending third within the group and dropping into the Europa League.

It was that third objective that drew criticism from Scholes as De Gea appeared to shrink back from making a problem on the attacker.

The United hero instructed BT Sport: “You by no means felt they have been going to create sufficient possibilities to come back again into the sport.

“David De Gea right here… he bottles it. He’s petrified of getting himself harm.

“It is best to by no means go throughout your field like that. Harry Maguire is picket and stiff and De Gea, as a goalkeeper you come out and make your self as large as you possibly can.

“You would possibly get smashed within the face or get injured however he turns his again away. He really makes himself smaller. It’s prison for such an skilled goalkeeper.”

De Gea was the goal of criticism from Scholes
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Captain Harry Maguire additionally expressed his disappointment that the membership went out of the competitors regardless of solely needing a degree from their closing two video games.

Maguire mentioned: “This membership deserves to be within the competitors.

“Now we have to get by means of the group. We knew, it doesn’t matter what group it was, it was going to be powerful however we’ve to do extra.

“We seemed on the group and felt we should always get by means of – these are the requirements of the membership.

“I’m the captain, I’m upset, I’m gutted for everybody as a result of we labored so laborious to succeed in this competitors.

“I don’t wish to have a look at excuses. There are 11 our bodies who should go on the market and be aggressive, win the primary balls, win the second balls and defend crosses.

“It’s the fundamentals of soccer. It doesn’t matter what form you’re in, in case you can’t defend crosses, you will lose soccer matches.”