Manchester City outcast Micah Richards leaps to defence of Tottenham defender Kyle Walker on Twitter

Micah Richards

The Fiorentina loanee has backed the out of form defender on Twitter.

Tottenham Hotspur were downed today by fellow Champions League chasing side Manchester United. The Red Devils were fantastic at Old Trafford, leading 3-0 at half-time and going on to claim that comfortable victory.

Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney did the trick for United but there were some truly abject performances from some of the Tottenham players.

One such player was Kyle Walker.

In recent times the England full-back has found himself under the microscope recently after some fairly poor performances in the Spurs defence, in particular his display in the Capital One Cup defeat against Chelsea.

His defensive naivety showed once again at right-back and he received plenty of stick on Twitter from fans and former players.

Didi Hamaan, the former Liverpool and Manchester City midfielder, was one such pundit and the criticism saw him receive backing from a Manchester City player.

The player in question was Micah Richards. The former England right-back, who is currently on loan at Fiorentina, stepped in to defend his international positional rival with this Tweet:

Walker, who missed several months with a serious stomach injury, will be pleased to see that the City player was so quick to back him up.

Although he did also make it clear that he felt Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne is currently number one right-back in England. Well, Walker can't have it all.

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