Former Liverpool star Steve McManaman has criticised Manchester United goalie David de Gea after his error against Bournemouth that led to a goal.
The Liverpool legend blamed De Gea for Junior Stanislas goal which fired the visitors into a shock early lead at Old Trafford when he fired the ball past him at the near post from the narrowest of angles.
“What I would say is it’s a brilliant goal,” said McManaman who was on co-commontary duty for BT Sport.
“Bournemouth, give them credit, there are four players in the area there. Solanke makes a good run and it falls to Stanislas. This is lovely play, he nutmegs Harry Maguire, thank you very much.
“I don’t have to say anything about near post and goalkeepers do I? The ball shouldn’t be getting squeezed in there from that angle. Goalkeeping error, yet again. Maybe his team-mates will rescue him, it shouldn’t be squeezed in there I am sorry to say. But brilliant by Stanislas.”
The pundit was also not impressed with one stray pass from De Gea’s that almost led to a goal.
“They were lucky there United. What was David de Gea doing there with this pass,” said McManaman.
“He spins it out to Harry Maguire there. I know he should just clear his lines as well but just get it up the field stop giving the opposition the chance to have a shot on target.”