David de Gea: Scholes blames keeper for Man United's exit from Champions League
- David de Gea made a return to the starting line up against RB Leipzig after he shook off an injury
- However, he did little to help United from crashing out of the Champions League as he conceded three goals
- Paul Scholes contends the Spaniard was largely at fault for Leipzig's third goal that broke the camel's back
PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!
Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, blames David de Gea for the club's shocking exit from the Champions League.
The Spaniard made a return to the Red Devils' lineup during their Group H decider against RB Leipzig on Tuesday, December 8, forming part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's formidable squad for the game.
He went into the crunch clash knowing too well a point would secure them a place in the knockout round of the competition.
PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan Zone'
However, two quickfire within just 13 minutes of gameplay at RB Arena saw United trail their hosts as they struggle to settle into the match.
The second half of the encounter saw United record a resurgence, with Bruno Fernandes rattling the crossbar with a free-kick that would have set them on a comeback path.
However, Justin Kluivert went on to score a crucial third goal for Leipzig, with replays showing De Gea was largely at fault for the goal.
The Premier League side would score two late goals through Fernandes and Paul Pogba but could not complete a fightback, with their defeat condemning them to Europa League.
Scholes has now moved to blame De Gea for the result, with the United legend saying the Spaniard "bottling it." Metro UK quoted Scholes saying on Leipzig's third goal:
"He bottles it, doesn’t he? 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."
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Champions League match between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir was abandoned after the fourth official was accused of making racist remarks by Demba Ba.
Both teams walked off the pitch in solidarity after Ba who was a substitute for the game complained about the remark made to one of their coaching crew, Webo.
Video clips showed the Romanian Sebastian Coltescu allegedly saying 'this black guy' while referring to the Basaksehir assistant.
3 interesting footballing moments between Maradona and Nigeria | Legit TV