Fernandes missed his spot-kick against the Gunners
Fernandes missed his spot-kick against the Gunners (Picture: Getty Images)

Danny Murphy has criticised Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for his wild celebrations in front of Bruno Fernandes after the Manchester United midfielder’s penalty miss on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta’s side recorded a 3-1 victory against the Red Devils to boost their chances of securing a top-four finish in the Premier League.

With the score at 2-1 in the second half, United had the chance to get back on level terms Nuno Tavares gave away a penalty for handball.

But Fernandes stepped up and rolled the ball onto the post, prompting a celebration from Ramsdale reminiscent of Arsenal legend Martin Keown after ex-United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy missed a spot-kick.

Former Liverpool midfielder Murphy has accused the Gunners goalkeeper of ‘losing the plot a little bit’.

‘I always think when you’re getting too emotionally involved you’re detracting from your own performance,’ Murphy told talkSPORT.

‘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.’

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