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Aaron Ramsdale slammed for strange goalkeeping decision for Antony's Manchester United debut goal

Josh Lawless

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Aaron Ramsdale slammed for strange goalkeeping decision for Antony's Manchester United debut goal

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has come in for heavy criticism for Manchester United's opening goal in the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

New £86 million signing Antony opened the scoring - and his account for the Red Devils - after being played through by Marcus Rashford in the 35th minute.

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The Brazilian produced a tidy left-foot finish into the far bottom corner and wheeled away in passionate celebration for his debut goal.

However, plenty of fans think Ramsdale made it a lot easier for the former Ajax man. Granted it was one-on-one chance and not exactly a goalkeeping gaffe, but many believe Ramsdale went down too early in an effort to make the save.

In addition, some think he thought Antony was actually right-footed - hence why he dived at the near post and left the opposite side open.

The 22-year-old is quite clearly a 'leftie' and that was pretty apparent in the way he shaped up to strike the ball.

The goal had come up against the run of play and not long after Gabriel Martinelli had one chalked off when a VAR review deemed Martin Odegaard to have fouled Christian Eriksen.

Interestingly, after the opener, Erik ten Hag put his hand on the fourth official's shoulder in an action that caused a stir.

Arsenal drew level through Bukayo Saka on the hour mark but Rashford struck twice to make it four wins in a row and inflict the Gunners' first defeat of the season.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Mikel Arteta's side remain top of the league by one point and are back in action in the Europa League against FC Zurich before they host Everton at the Emirates.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester United, Antony, Aaron Ramsdale, Premier League, Arsenal

Josh Lawless
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