Publication date: Monday, June 29, 2020 9:27
Rio Ferdinand says he would be “very upset” by Man Utd defender Dean Henderson if he was a Sheffield United defender after his mistake cost the Blades a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup.
The Gunners have reserved a place in their first post-Arsène Wenger national semi-final with an away win at Bramall Lane.
Nicolas Pepe’s penalty in the first half seemed to be all that separated the teams, but the late drama saw David McGoldrick tie with three minutes to go before substitute Dani Ceballos won for Mikel Arteta’s team in times of injury.
Henderson has chosen to deviate from his goal line to close Ceballos after he has been given a lot of space inside the area – but the Spaniard has just rolled the ball in front of Man Utd’s track at his nearest post.
On Arsenal’s winning goal against Chris Wilder’s team, Ferdinand said BT Sport: “I talked about it some time ago, as a defender, I would be very upset by the goalkeeper there.
“I say to the guard” the front post, nothing goes through the front post “.
“The goalkeepers union might suggest something different, but when I played it was what I felt.”