Paul Scholes Says Manchester United Dressing Room Is A 'Disaster' After Chat With Jesse Lingard
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Paul Scholes says he recently had a chat with Jesse Lingard, who appeared to confirm that the Manchester United dressing room was a "disaster".
The 47-year-old former England international, who made over 700 appearances for United in a trophy-laden 20-year spell at Old Trafford, was speaking to DAZN ahead the club's Premier League clash against Arsenal.
Ralf Rangnick's side dropped more points in the race for a top four spot on Saturday after goals from Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka sealed a deserved 3-1 win for Mikel Arteta's side.
WHAT A HIT FROM GRANIT XHAKA 💥— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 23, 2022
A moment of quality when Arsenal were looking weary...
Big, big moment. pic.twitter.com/AjubZ1P0Sw
Cristiano Ronaldo managed to claw one back in the first-half after Arsenal took a two goal lead but it wasn't enough as United continue to struggle in the league.
Scholes, who has never shied away from his thoughts on the club's poor form this season, ripped into United pre-match, and even opened up about a recent conversation with United midfielder Jesse Lingard.
"It's a disaster of a dressing room," Scholes told DAZN ahead of kick-off. "I had a quick chat with Jesse (Lingard) the other day and I'm sure he won't mind me saying... the dressing room is just a disaster."
You can see Scholes speaking about the Lingard conversation below.
After the comments from Scholes began to circulate, Ralf Rangnick was asked if the dressing room is a disaster in his post-match interview.
"I don't know, you have to ask Jesse Lingard," he said. "Obviously, after games like today, there is massive disappointment in the locker room. This is for me normal."
Rangnick on whether the dressing room is "a disaster": "I don't know, you have to ask Jesse Lingard. Obviously, after games like today, there is massive disappointment in the locker room. This is for me normal."— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 23, 2022
Scholes did not hold back after United's humilating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday. In fact, he said the game was "disgusting to watch" and bemoaned the lack of effort shown by the players.
He told Premier League Productions: "I’ve lost a little bit of anger towards it (United's poor season) now, I feel saddened, it’s not great to watch.
"I’d like to see them give at least a little bit of effort, it looks like the last place they want to see."
He added: "They want their season over, they want it done, they want to move on, but unfortunately there’s no hiding place. You can’t come to Anfield and be like that.
"Them fans have travelled a long way, it’s disgusting to watch. But that’s where the club are at the minute.
"They’ve got to give a little bit of effort, just for them fans coming to the ground."
Paul Scholes Instagram pic.twitter.com/HhkIrtQw1c— mohamed 🍥 (@Mohamed_therad) April 20, 2022
It looks increasingly likely that United will pick up their lowest ever Premier League points total after a lacklustre campaign.
Erik ten Tag will be looking to turn things around at Old Trafford when he takes over at the end of the season and after being announced as manager earlier this week, he revealed his ambition to succeed.
"It is a great honour to be appointed manager of Manchester United and I am hugely excited by the challenge ahead," he told the club's official website.
"I know the history of this great club and the passion of the fans, and I am absolutely determined to develop a team capable of delivering the success they deserve."
"Pretty sure for me even before that game it was not very likely, but after this result top four is gone."— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 23, 2022
Ralf Rangnick pulled no punches on a disappointing day for Man Utd.
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