Alan Shearer has criticised Chelsea defender Levi Colwill, for his role in Manchester United’s second goal during Wednesday’s Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.
United scored two goals on either side of halftime through Scott McTominay as we returned to winning ways.
The Blues seemed tired and lost for ideas as they struggled to deal with wave after wave of attacks from the hosts, who had more than 25 shots at the Chelsea goal during the encounter.
McTominay’s second goal of the evening came after some poor defending from Colwill, who failed to hold tight to the midfielder, as he ran to get his head on to Alejandro Garnacho cross. Instead, the centre back, who was playing as a left-back, went to ground too easily, with the referee insisting the goal would stand despite a VAR review.
While speaking about the incident on Amazon Prime Sport, Shearer slammed Colwill for going to ground too easily, and backed the referee’s decision to waive off his appeals for a foul.
He said: “It’s really weak defending there from Colwill. You can see the both of them were at it, they’ve both got their arms on each other there.
“It went to VAR but it was never a foul, it was never going to be enough to be turned over. The defender should be dealing with it there.
“But great credit to McTominay, he wanted it more than the defender and he gets it – and it wins the game for them.”
Patrice Evra, who was also a pundit on the network agreed, saying: “The left-back, he went down really softly there. He was too soft.”
Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink added: “It’s a goal. You need to defend your box, you need to be strong there. It doesn’t matter how big or how tall you are, or how small you are, you cannot lose a ball at the second post.”