‘He Didn’t Do Anything Special’ —Scholes Plays Down Uzoho’s Display Against Man United

‘He Didn’t Do Anything Special’ —Scholes Plays Down Uzoho’s Display Against Man United

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has played down Francis Uzoho’s performance against the Red Devils, in Thursday’s Europa League clash stating the Super Eagles goalkeeper only made routine saves.

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United looked set for a night of frustration as Uzoho, who replaced Omonia Nicosia’s first choice Fabiano due to injury, produced a stunning display at Old Trafford.

Uzoho made an incredible 11 saves to deny the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Antony and Marcus Rashford as Omonia looked set to earn a point.


However, he was finally beaten in the dying seconds as substitute Scott McTominay secured a 1-0 win for United in the Europa League.

But it was 23-year-old Nigerian international Uzoho’s display that captured the headlines.

Despite Uzoho’s heroics, Scholes was less impressed, claiming Uzoho only made one important save.

Speaking on BT Sport, he said: “I actually do feel sorry for [Uzoho] a bit.

“Lets have it right, it was the right result. [United were] so dominant in both games really.

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“Sloppiness in front of goal though, United have saved themselves some embarrassment there.

“The keeper didn’t make any saves you wouldn’t expect him to make. United’s finishing wasn’t quite there.

“The goalkeeper was good. I don’t think he made saves that were unbelievable. I think it was a mixture of poor finishing as well.

“He was lucky. He saved almost everything. He was great, don’t get me wrong, but he saved everything he should have saved.”

And following his statement, fans quickly took to Twitter to slam Scholes, with one saying: “Scholes going full on Roy Keane over goalkeepers.”

Another agreed, tweeting: “Scholes channelling his inner Roy Keane!”

A fellow supporter said: “Can’t just give a guy credit playing in the biggest game of his life he saved a lot tonight, better keepers would let one in under that pressure.”

And some United fans were even calling for Erik ten Hag to snap him up, with one writing: “Can we sign this Omonia keeper please?”

Another commented: “What a keeper. Sign him up.”

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