Scholes: David should have saved Payet free-kick

The Spanish goalkeeper was beaten by the West Ham midfielder's curling strike from range, an effort that the Manchester United legend feels he should have kept out

13.03.2016 21:30:24

Paul Scholes has criticised David De Gea for his failure to save Dimitri Payet's free-kick in Sunday's 1-1 FA Cup quarter-final draw with West Ham on Sunday. The Manchester United goalkeeper failed to keep out Payet's strike that curled around the wall and clipped the post before nestling into De Gea's net as the Hammers opened the scoring at Old Trafford. Watch Payet free-kick and United goal But Scholes believes the 25-year-old should have kept the effort out, telling BT Sport: "I think with the quality of David De Gea, he'll be disappointed with this. "Thirty-five yards out, I expected a Ronaldo-type free-kick where it's moving all over the place but it's a whipped one. He's not absolutely smashed it, it's more of a bender and I think he'll be disappointed with this. "I think he should get across and save it." Scholes also rejected suggestions that United's 83rd minute equaliser should not have stood, with Bastian Schweinsteiger having collided with West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph as Anthony Martial tapped home. He added: "There's a tiny bit of contact [between Schweinsteiger and Randolph], but nothing too serious. It's a great ball from Herrera, great run. He's clipped it to the back post and it's a good finish from Martial. I think it's minimal contact really."

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