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"Nervous wreck" - Scholes skewers De Gea after Man Utd's calamitous Europa League exit vs Sevilla

"Nervous wreck" - Scholes skewers De Gea after Man Utd's calamitous Europa League exit vs Sevilla

Scholes was not happy.

Paul Scholes eviscerated David De Gea after Manchester United were knocked out of the Europa League by Sevilla.

United had a night to forget at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. The Old Trafford club went into the game as favourites, while the scores were delicately poised at 2-2.

However a devastating 3-0 loss saw United knocked out of Europe by a Spanish side for the fifth time in succession.

A central figure in the United loss was De Gea, who gifted Sevilla their opener within the first ten minutes of the game.

The 32-year-old passed the ball to a Harry Maguire, who was being pressured by three Sevilla players. Naturally, the England international lost possession to the onrushing Youssef En-Nesyri, who then netted for the La Liga side.

Then, in the game's closing stages an onrushing De Gea attempted to trap a looping ball under his foot, but completely mistimed his attempt. The ball bounced to En-Nesyri who converted his second from range into a gaping goal to make it 3-0.

And after the game the Spanish shot stopper received the brunt of the criticism.

David De Gea skewered

Scholes was deeply critical of De Gea's performance during United's Sevilla defeat, insisting the keeper looked a "nervous wreck".

The United legend told BT Sport: "It's a difficult night. They didn't handle the aggression and passion of Sevilla.

"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.

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"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."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/BT Sport

Topics: David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Sevilla, Paul Scholes