Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic slammed the performance of Shkodran Mustafi in Arsenal’s defeat at Newcastle United.
Vidic – in his role as a guest pundit for Sky Sports on Sunday – absolutely savaged the German defender for is role in Newcastle’s first goal in their 2-1 victory over the Gunners at St James’s Park.
“Great movement (from Dwight Gayle) and a great ball by (Jonjo) Shelvey,” said Vidic, “but look at these two players – Mustafi and (Calum) Chambers – and their different approaches to the situation.
“He [Chambers] is looking around him, Mustafi is facing just the ball.
“If you’re a defender you cannot allow yourself to do that.
“You have to be on your toes and you have to be sideways. In that case, you can run in all directions and you can see what is coming.
“You have to twist your body, look lively. In this situation, you just have to react.
“He’s just looking at the ball, he doesn’t know what’s going on around him.”