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Man United hero praises one star while ridiculing another following Bournemouth win

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Solskjaer was full of praise for Martial and De Gea

Manchester United hero Rio Ferdinand was a no-nonsense defender on the pitch. He is now continuing the non-compromising attitude off it as well.

The former star might as well be Thanos as he balanced criticism alongside praise as United defeated Bournemouth to stay just behind Chelsea in the race for fourth place.

It was not smooth sailing as Junior Stanislas beat David de Gea at his near post. Speaking to BT Sport (h/t MEN), Ferdinand voiced his displeasure at the Spaniard’s inability to keep the ball out.

“It was a cheeky nutmeg but De Gea has to cover that area at the near post.”

Although he has a point when he says that our keeper was beaten far too easily at his near post, the fault for the goal has to lie with the skipper.

Rio Ferdinand has criticized Manchester United keeper David de Gea and praised Anthony Martial
Ferdinand was angry at de Gea and pleased with Martial

“If the ball went past the near post when I was playing I would give the goalkeeper an earful.”

Harry Maguire made a mockery of his title as the world’s most expensive defender as he was taken out with ease. You’d think a defender of Ferdinand’s stature would be aghast by that.

The Englishman was, however, generous in his praise towards Anthony Martial and rightly so. The Frenchman was once again on the scoresheet as he continues his fine form since the restart.

Anthony Martial scored a hattrick
Martial is enjoying his best season at Manchester United

He has now scored four goals in four Premier League games since the restart. This has helped United stay on Chelsea’s tail in the race for fourth.

“He looks like a different human. He looks confident.”

Ferdinand believes Martial is a moody character. The fact that he is smiling now is a testament to the good work done by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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United have risen to the challenge of a top-four finish. With every passing game, we appear to be getting closer. All it takes is one slip from Chelsea to let us in. Ole clearly is back at the wheel.