Paul Scholes reacts to Man United’s 2-1 loss to Fenerbahce

by Sam Peoples

Paul Scholes has criticised both Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo after Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Fenerbahce.

With Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly out injured, Man United’s defence wasn’t aggressive enough against Fenerbahce and they took full advantage.

Heading into Sunday, we’ve got it all to do and Scholes isn’t convinced United look good anywhere on the pitch at the moment.

“I think United have two big problems at the minute,” Scholes said on BT Sport after the Fenerbahce game.

“They’re really struggling to score goals and to win games of football with Blind and Rojo at centre-half, they almost need to score three goals because they look like they’re going to give goals away all the time.

“They don’t sense danger, they’ve got no pace, they don’t get physical against people. It’s a worry that at the other end they really don’t look like scoring goals.

“I know Mourinho doesn’t have much choice at centre-half with the injuries that they’ve got, but you have to feel going into Sunday [against Swansea], United will have to score three goals to win the game.”


I know Scholes has been overly negative at points in the last couple of years but he’s not wrong here is he? United’s defence was so limp against Fenerbahce, we never barged them anywhere and they ran all over us. As for our attack, that was embarrassing – any team who has four strikers on the pitch but still struggles to make chances should be ashamed.

United’s problems have deepened with this loss to Fenerbahce and the expectations around this squad, and Jose Mourinho, have certainly not been delivered so far.

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