Ian Wright rips into Darwin Nunez after Man Utd beat Liverpool | Football

Darwin Nunez has faced criticism from Arsenal legend Ian Wright (Picture: AP)

Arsenal legend Ian Wright ripped into Darwin Nunez following Liverpool’s FA Cup quarter-final defeat to arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Liverpool found themselves 2-1 ahead at half-time and 3-2 ahead in extra-time but a late capitulation saw them lose to Erik ten Hag’s side at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford’s 112th minute goal levelled it up at 3-3 before Aman Diallo struck in added time to avoid a penalty shootout and secure a semi-final spot.

Wright was left particularly unimpressed with Liverpool star Nunez for Rashford’s goal in extra-time in his analysis for ITV.

‘You have to look at Darwin Nunez there,’ Wright said when watching back Rashford’s strike as he criticised Liverpool’s defending.

‘What are you doing there? The thing is, he’s got the capability to play it to the left-back. You don’t put it back into that area. You just don’t do that.’

Quizzed about Diallo’s winner, Wright added: ‘You could tell Amad has got everything out of it. It’s not a clean strike but it’s perfect.’

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Man Utd scored in the 121st minute to knock out Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Diallo, meanwhile, was left delighted with his extra-time winner and said: ‘Dream come true. That goal will give me a lot of confidence and I want to continue like this. I’m very happy. The most important thing is to win this game.

‘I wanted to give it back to Garnacho but I saw the defender and I had to go on my own.

‘It is unbelievable, it is a dream for me to score the last goal for Manchester United. I want to say thanks to the supporters. It is one of the best games of the season so we want to continue like this.’


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