Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was lower than impressed with goalkeeper David De Gea throughout their Champions League defeat to RB Leipzig.
The Pink Devils crashed out of the competitors, dropping 3-2 to the Bundesliga facet.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet 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 had been going to create sufficient probabilities to return again into the sport.
“David De Gea right here… he bottles it. He’s petrified of getting himself damage.
“It’s best to by no means go throughout your field like that. Harry Maguire is wood and stiff and De Gea, as a goalkeeper you come out and make your self as large as you’ll be able to.
“You may get smashed within the face or get injured however he turns his again away. He truly makes himself smaller. It’s legal for such an skilled goalkeeper.”
Captain Harry Maguire additionally expressed his disappointment that the membership went out of the competitors regardless of solely needing a degree from their last two video games.
Maguire mentioned: “This membership deserves to be within the competitors.
“We’ve to get by the group. We knew, it doesn’t matter what group it was, it was going to be robust however we have now to do extra.
“We regarded on the group and felt we should always get by – these are the requirements of the membership.
“I’m the captain, I’m disenchanted, 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 might be in, in the event you can’t defend crosses, you’re going to lose soccer matches.”