"Nervous wreck": Paul Scholes criticized David de Gea after United's calamitous exit from the Europa League against Sevilla
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes launched a scathing attack on David De Gea following the team's elimination from the Europa League by Sevilla.
It was a forgettable night for United at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, as they entered the match as favorites with the scores tied at 2-2.
Unfortunately for United, they suffered a devastating 3-0 loss to Sevilla, marking the fifth consecutive time they've been knocked out of Europe by a Spanish team. De Gea was a central figure in United's defeat, as he committed a crucial mistake that led to Sevilla's opening goal within the first ten minutes of the game.
During the game, De Gea passed the ball to Harry Maguire, who was under pressure from three Sevilla players. As a result, Maguire lost possession, and Youssef En-Nesyri capitalized on the opportunity by scoring a goal for the La Liga side.
Towards the end of the match, De Gea attempted to control a looping ball with his foot while rushing out of his box. However, he mistimed his attempt, and the ball bounced away from him. En-Nesyri seized the opportunity and scored his second goal of the game, extending Sevilla's lead to 3-0.
And after the game the Spanish shot stopper received the brunt of the criticism.
David De Gea's performances have come under fire, with many critics highlighting his mistakes or errors.
Scholes heavily criticized De Gea's performance in United's defeat against Sevilla, stating that the goalkeeper seemed extremely nervous.
During an interview with BT Sport, the United legend expressed his disappointment with the team's inability to cope with Sevilla's aggressive and passionate approach.
"I think United are still a better team than them but it's difficult to say that tonight.
"When you come to these places you expect to take example from your experienced players.
"Right from the very first minute the goalkeeper, David De Gea, he kicks the ball out and from then on he's a nervous wreck.
"This is one of your most experienced players - a top Spanish goalkeeper, in his own country. You don't expect that kind of thing.
"And they just couldn't handle the aggression of a brilliant Sevilla team tonight."