Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder told Dean Henderson he must do better after his clanger against Liverpool .
Henderson, on-loan from Manchester United , allowed Gini Wijnaldum’s tame effort to slip through his legs for the only goal in the Blades’ 1-0 defeat on Saturday.
United had given as good as they got until that moment, which ultimately proved the difference in their Premier League encounter.
But it’s not the first time Henderson has produced such an error, having made similar mistakes during the promotion campaign and while on England Under-21 duty.
And speaking after the game, Wilder stated he expected the young stopper to take it on the chin, learn and improve.
“If he wants to be a professional footballer, these things are going to happen,” said Wilder.
“But if he wants to play for the top teams, he wants to play for England then he needs to do better.
“He needs to concentrate more. It’s a disappointing day for him.
“I am not going to put my arms around him. Simply he needs to do better.”
United gave a good account of themselves against the Reds, but ultimately emerged pointless from their encounter at Bramall Lane.
And while the Blades boss admits being delighted with aspects of his side’s display, the only thing that matters is the result.
“I am not bothered about pride, I am bothered about the result,” he added.
“Liverpool had an off day and i think we missed an opportunity. In pressurized situations we need to remain composed.
“We were delighted with the shape but there chances came from our mistakes.
“We have had big moments in the game but we did not take them, we had to jump all over it and we didn’t.
“We had enough to get something out of this game but we did not take our opportunities. Points are the most important thing and we did not get points we deserved today.”