For­mer Red blasts ‘em­bar­rass­ing’ dis­play

Manchester Evening News - - UNITED - By PAUL CLARKE

DION Dublin de­scribed United’s per­for­mance against Wolves in the FA Cup third round as ‘em­bar­rass­ing’.

The Reds were held to a 0-0 draw and failed to regis­ter a shot on tar­get at Mo­lineux in their sec­ond game of 2020. United had ten shots in the game but all of them were way­ward.

As has been the case on count­less oc­ca­sions this sea­son, United lacked a cut­ting edge in the fi­nal third and ex-Old Traf­ford striker Dublin did not hold back with his cri­tique of the Reds’ dis­play.

“That’s kind of em­bar­rass­ing to be fair (no shots on tar­get) and the per­for­mance showed that as well,” Dublin said on Match of the Day.

“Both teams weren’t re­ally at it. This is the stage of the Cup that United should be get­ting the job done.”

For­mer Tot­ten­ham mid­fielder Jer­maine Je­nas was also on hand for pun­ditry du­ties and said the VAR de­ci­sion not to award United a firsthalf penalty was the cor­rect one.

Bran­don Wil­liams hit the deck af­ter a com­ing to­gether with Le­an­der Den­don­cker but no foul was given, much to the frus­tra­tion of United’s play­ers.

Je­nas added: “I thought the penalty de­ci­sion was cor­rect. Bran­don Wil­liams does well to get the ball out of his feet. It was a lapse in con­cen­tra­tion.

“But I think Le­an­der Den­don­cker keeps his leg straight and doesn’t go across him. Wil­liams sends him­self over rather than be­ing taken over. I think VAR got that one cor­rect.”

Paul Pogba

Dion Dublin

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