That’s criminal – Paul Scholes blasts Man United star after 7-0 defeat to Liverpool
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed defender Lisandro Martinez, describing the player’s attitude as ‘criminal’.
The Argentine blocked David de Gea, leading to Liverpool’s opening goal in their 7-0 defeat of the Red Devils at Anfield on Sunday.
In his January signing, Cody Gakpo fired the home side ahead two minutes before the break, while the Reds were rampant in the second half as they went on to score six more goals.
Two goals each from Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, and Brian Gakpo and a strike from Roberto Firmino condemned the Red Devils to their heaviest defeats in many years.
Scholes, who anchored Manchester United’s midfield during his playing days, was furious with the Argentine defender, accusing him of playing a part in Gakpo’s first goal as the former Ajax star ran in front of De Gea just as the Liverpool forward struck the ball towards goal.
“I certainly don’t think it helps De Gea,” Scholes said at halftime.
“But when he [Gakpo] does hit it, he has gone right past him."
“I think it happened a couple of times; can he stop the shot or have an effect on the shot rather than get in the keeper’s way?"
“He needs to trust his goalkeeper." This is a top goalkeeper we’re talking about; do not get in his way. "If anybody gets in the goalkeeper’s way, it’s criminal.”
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