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Paul Scholes rips into 'lazy' and 'rubbish' Man United, picks out two players who are 'not healthy' for the team

Marcus Chan

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Paul Scholes rips into 'lazy' and 'rubbish' Man United, picks out two players who are 'not healthy' for the team

Paul Scholes has ripped into Manchester United and picked out two players after their dismal display against Newcastle United.

On Saturday night, United were looking to continue their fine form in the Premier League with a win against Newcastle at St. James’ Park.

However, Erik ten Hag’s men produced a dismal display and were lucky to only lose 1-0, with Anthony Gordon scoring the winner for the Magpies.

Throughout the 90 minutes, United only managed to record one shot on target. Manager Ten Hag was also spotted having a heated argument with forward Anthony Martial before halftime.

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Speaking after the match, former United midfielder Scholes pulled out punches.

He said on Premier League Productions: “Rubbish. They're a poor football team at this minute. Those results they've had recently are misleading.

“Too many lazy players on the football team - you can't get away with that. Going to these places, the first thing you do is work hard. You can see the joy that Newcastle are getting down both sides and feel sorry for the full backs.”

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Scholes then picked out Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes for further criticism.

He said: “Marcus last year was brilliant and he's got ability, there is no doubt about that. But when you decide to walk back like was, and he comes off and behaves like that, I do not think it's good for the team.

“What is he thinking he should still be on the pitch for? He was causing the team more harm than good. And he's one of the most experienced players now. He's a player that players look up to. Mainoo looks up to him. Garnacho looks up to him.”

Image Credit: Getty
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Scholes added: “Bruno is another one. Look, he's got fantastic ability, he can score a goal and make a goal, but I would love to be in the dressing room before a game and see what the manager is asking him to do.

“What position is he asking him to play? Where are you supposed to be on the football pitch? I see him as a No.10, it's his best position as he can play a pass and he can get a goal. I don't think that is healthy for the team. It upsets the formation and it upsets the way of playing.”

Scholes was also critical of Scott McTominay alongside Fernandes, claiming they were ‘all over the place’ and didn’t help youngster Kobbie Mainoo.

United will be back in action on Wednesday as they welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League Productions/Getty

Topics: Manchester United, Newcastle United, Paul Scholes, Football

Marcus Chan
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