Paul Scholes blasts Man Utd over ‘DISGAME’ Europa League exit and blasts De Gea as ‘not a fantastic footballer’

PAUL SCHOLES slammed David de Gea and questioned his future at Manchester United after his two Sevilla howls.

The keeper made two glaring errors in the 3-0 defeat that saw United eliminated from the Europa League.

Paul Scholes slammed David de Gea and called United's performance a "shame"


Paul Scholes slammed David de Gea and called United’s performance a ‘disgrace’Photo credit: BT Sport
De Gea made two big mistakes against Sevilla


De Gea made two big mistakes against SevillaPhoto credit: Getty

The Spaniard let his team down with his footwork for two goals, leading Scholes to wonder if he is the right goalkeeper for Erik ten Hag.

De Gea is out of contract in the summer but has been advised to sign a new deal on reduced terms.

However, Scholes doesn’t feel suited to the passing game Ten Hag wants to play and accused the No. 1 of making his teammates nervous.

He told BT Sport: “You have to question the goalkeeper, especially tonight. Erik ten Hag will eventually want to play from behind.

“David de Gea was a fantastic goalkeeper but he’s not a fantastic footballer. We saw the pass he played into Harry Maguire.

“Look, it’s not a bad pass and I know Harry Maguire wanted it, but you have to read the situation, read what’s going on at the stadium and it’s not a place [to do it].

“Regardless of whether the manager wants him to play, read the situation. He had to read what was going on.

“They fell into the trap of playing those passes and Sevilla were aggressive to get the ball.


“I think he made the whole team nervous. It’s about the question: does it fit Erik ten Hag’s philosophy?”

De Gea helped give Sevilla an opener when he embezzled a pass to a pressured Harry Maguire, who gave the ball away for Youssef El-Nesyri to score.

The forward later added his second goal of the game after De Gea failed to control a loose ball, leaving an empty net behind.

Some have even questioned the keeper for the second goal as Loic Bade’s header went over him and might have been blocked.

Scholes also ripped through the rest of the team, calling United’s performance on both legs a “disgrace”.

He added: “‘In the two games the own goals gave it away.

“It was an absolute disgrace from a quarter-finals. United were being tackled. Overplayed. They were sloppy with the ball. They lacked aggression.

“They didn’t handle the aggression of Seville tonight.”


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