Danny Murphy believes Aaron Ramsdale was ‘losing the plot’ against Manchester United when Bruno Fernandes missed his penalty, fuming ‘he didn’t even save it!’
Danny Murphy has just outed himself as a member of the celebration police after Aaron Ramsdale did his best Martin Keown impression when Bruno Fernandes hit the post with his penalty on Saturday.
When it seems like it just can't get worse for Man Utd, Bruno Fernandes misses from the spot…
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“I always think when you’re getting too emotionally involved you’re detracting from your own performance,” Murphy told talkSPORT, via the Daily Mail.
“When you start getting to the Martin Keown in [Ruud] Van Nistelrooy’s face or Ramsdale jumping out [against United], I think you’re losing the plot a little bit. It’s all a bit for fans.
“I understand it. If I was his manager I’d be saying, “Don’t do that again”.
“The best example of reining that emotional aspect of his football is [Jordan] Pickford, that’s why he’s still England No 1.
“If Ramsdale’s got sights on taking over from Pickford at some point… there’s nothing wrong with passion and if you save the penalty I’d understand it. But he didn’t save it.”
This season, Jordan Pickford, the keeper who crippled Virgil van Djik without punishment, has two yellow cards and five cleansheets, conceding 52 goals.
Ramsdale, meanwhile, has one yellow card and 12 cleansheets, conceding 31 goals.
Pickford has made more saves than Ramsdale (98 v 80) but when you look at the percentage of shots on goal saved, Ramsdale comes out on top at 67% v 63%.
Danny Murphy has long been an annoying pundit, most likely stemming from the 11 times he lost against Arsenal.