'Hang on a minute...' - Exclusive: Mills blasts Everton player after double-standard criticism
Danny Mills blasted Everton attacker Moise Kean for his performance during the 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England defender shared that he thought Toffees manager Duncan Ferguson was right to haul Kean off after only 19 minutes.
The 19-year-old striker was brought on as a substitute against Man United before Ferguson opted to withdraw him from the game shortly after.
Mills suggested that Kean didn’t do the job he was asked to do, hence why he was withdrawn and suggested that any criticism Ferguson was getting for the decision showed a double-standard, as no one questions Tottenham’s Jose Mourinho when he does similar.
When asked if Kean would have wanted the ground to swallow him up, Mills told Football Insider: “Yeah, it’s never nice, it happened to me, it happens.
“Was Moise Kean great when he came on? Did he do his job? Gave away too many fouls?
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“You’re thinking we’re in the last four or five minutes, can I risk him giving away a silly foul?
“I’ve told him what I’ve wanted him to do, he’s not doing, so yeah last minute I’ll take him off.
“We don’t criticise Mourinho for taking Eric Dier off after 28 minutes when it works, Ferguson gets a point against Manchester United, Duncan Ferguson, and we’re saying hang on a minute.
“If Moise Kean would have cost them, people would have been saying not sure about that substitute.
“Also let’s be honest, there’s only one winner in this situation with Big Dunc and I know where my money is going.
“If you’re a substitute and you’ve come on to do a certain job…do it…I’ve seen players start games and be subbed off after 20 minutes.
“Moise Kean is a raw talent, technically he’s very raw too, so he still has got a lot to learn.”
Kean has featured 14 times across all competitions this season, failing to score a goal in the process.
The teenager arrived at Goodison Park in the summer after joining the Premier League club from Italian giants Juventus.