Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has slammed Manchester City star Fernando for his howler against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final clash on Wednesday, Mirror reports.
City went into the lead thanks to Kevin de Bruyne midway through the first half, but only a few minutes later the Parisians clawed a goal back in fortuitous circumstances.
Sky Blues goalkeeper Joe Hart passed the ball to Fernando on the edge of the box, only for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was having a poor game at the time missing a penalty and several chances, to have the ball deflect off his shin into the back of the net after a rushed pass from the Brazilian.
And Ferdinand let rip at the 28-year-old, bewildered at why Fernando could let in such an easy goal in a top level football game.
“Fernando is at fault definitely,” said Ferdinand on BT SPORT.
“You are talking about top players. So, why is he going in the opposite direction to where the information from Hart is telling him to go?
“It’s lackadaisical. He’s chilling out.”
The Ligue-1 champions took the lead following a tap in from Adrien Rabiot in the 59th minute, but City leveled the tie via a deflected shot from Fernandinho.
The Citizens face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this weekend before their second leg against PSG next Tuesday.