Rio Ferdinand has slammed Manchester United's duo Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly after the Red Devils conceded first before mounting a comeback against Fulham.
United came from a goal down to register a 2-1 victor on Wednesday evening to go back to the top of the Premier League table. Ferdinand says Bailly and Maguire were at fault for Ademola Lookman's opening goal.
"It’s disappointing (Fulham’s goal). I think both center-backs are at fault. Lookman, the most dangerous player in the whole Fulham team, they can both see him," he told BT Sport.
"The problem comes when, for some reason, Harry Maguire feels the need to get over to his left. I understand that if Shaw is going to go out to the full-back, I get that, but Shaw stays, he doesn’t go out there."
"What’s that done? It’s created a problem for the back-line, there’s a big space. For what? For Lookman to run into which he eventually does."
"My problem then lies with the other centre-back, Bailly, who doesn’t see it. He can see everything in front of him. He can see Lookman, he can see the space and he can also see his partner coming away from where the danger zone is, so he’s got a decision to make."
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"He’s meant to cover, he doesn’t, his arms are out. Why are his arms out? I don’t understand why. There’s Lookman going. How you can not see that, react and smell the danger, it baffles me. I don’t understand, so for me, here, the two center-backs are completely at fault."
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