Some Arsenal fans think Bernd Leno is better than ‘fraud’ Ederson after he made two errors that led to goals in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.
The City goalkeeper first let in a soft shot from Anthony Martial at his near post in the first half after a clever chip from Bruno Fernandes into his path from a dead-ball situation. He got a minor touch on it but for a player of his standards he would have felt that he should have parried the shot away. In the last minute of the match the Brazilian threw the ball out towards a City player in a rush to get the game going but Scott McTominay intercepted the loose throw before shooting into an unguarded net from outside of the box. One Arsenal fan called Ederson a ‘butterfinger fraud‘ after his performance.
Ederson only managed to achieve a 5.4 rating on Sofascore, the lowest out of anybody who played in the game. He scored significantly lower than David De Gea, who notched up a 7.9 rating after a clean sheet, despite the two goalkeepers making four saves each. The former Benfica keeper made the two errors that lead to the goals which contributed significantly to his poorer rating.
Despite this, Ederson has still managed 13 shutouts in all competitions this season, including ten in the Premier League and three in the Champions League (via Transfermarkt). That is more than Leno has to his name, with the ex-Bayer Leverkusen man keeping eight clean sheets in all competitions to date (Transfermarkt).
But these Arsenal fans still believe that 28-year-old shot-stopper Leno is better than Ederson, with one fan even claiming that there is ‘no dialogue needed’:
Leno > Ederson
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) March 8, 2020
SHADE AT EDERSON LOLLL
— ⚪️ (@auba147) March 8, 2020
Better than Edersonnnnn. Great timing admin
— Kyle (@TheOzilVision) March 8, 2020
But when i say leno>> than over rated ederson i will be in trouble pic.twitter.com/M3FdZZidds
— Maji Ya Sukarí (@ItsMorris467) March 8, 2020
— ™ (@WiloSZN) March 8, 2020
Ederson is affraid of Leno isn’t he
— Nikolai ₩ 〽️ (@AFCNikolai) March 8, 2020
No dialogue needed
Leno >Ederson pic.twitter.com/mYuebpLgey
— mikel_szn (@grimptinho) March 8, 2020
Arsenal fans, do you think Leno is better than Ederson? If you had the chance to swap Leno with Ederson or any other goalkeeper in the summer, would you? Would Leno have saved Martial’s shot against Manchester City? Let us know in the comments down below.
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