Man United: Paul Scholes fumes at another poor performance as Gary Neville jokes it’s done

Manchester United midfielders Fred (pictured) and Scott McTominay have been saved by Paul Scholes

‘Go for half-back for shit’: Paul Scholes slams Man United midfield for playing ‘one way’ in miserable Brighton defeat… as Gary Neville says the his old teammate has “RELEASED”

  • Paul Scholes has written an angry social media post about the Man United midfield
  • Scott McTominay and Fred struggled in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Brighton
  • And legendary former United midfielder Scholes criticized his performances
  • His former team-mate Gary Neville joked on Twitter that he had ‘spoiled’

Paul Scholes has savaged Manchester United’s midfielders for their poor performance in the 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

The Red Devils were beaten by Graham Potter’s side in their first Premier League game at Old Trafford on Sunday.

And legendary former United midfielder Scholes took to social media, apparently criticizing much-maligned pair Scott McTominay and Fred.

The pair struggled in United's first Premier League game as they lost 2-1 against Brighton at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Paul Scholes saves Manchester United midfielders Fred (left) and Scott McTominay (right)

The pair struggled in their first Premier League game as they lost 2-1 against Brighton on Sunday

The pair struggled in their first Premier League game as they lost 2-1 against Brighton on Sunday

The Manchester United icon posted his comments about United's midfield on Monday morning

The Manchester United icon posted his comments about United’s midfield on Monday morning

He said on Instagram: “Thoughts of the week ‘MDF’ is about body shape when he gets the ball, too many times facing his own goal and they can only play one way…

“Go ‘half lap’ for the hell of it and get your most talented players into the game…have a great week everyone,” followed by a thumbs-up emoji and the words “Red Army.”

His former team-mate, Red Devils icon and pundit Gary Neville, was quick to take to Twitter to joke: And on Instagram Scholesey’s cracked,” followed by a crying laughing emoji.

Speaking as an expert, legendary former midfielder Scholes (above) rated the pair of

Speaking as an expert, legendary former midfielder Scholes (above) branded the pair ‘cancerous’

Working as a pundit, Scholes had raged at half-time: “It was a shocking start and the first half was really cheeky. The signs were there from the first few minutes that this was going to be bad. The quality in the middle off the pitch was really bad, not even good enough, but we’ve seen that over the last few years with these two.

“With Fred and McTominay … even one of them is probably too much. Fred gives the ball away all the time and McTominay tries to run with the ball constantly and then gives it away. Pass it on to your best players! It’s not so difficult. It’s criminal on a day like today.

Former United captain Roy Keane, who also played in midfield, also pointed the finger at McTominay and Fred, claiming the midfield duo would never be “good enough” to make “United compete again in the in front”.

Frenkie de Jong remains Manchester United's main midfield target under manager Ten Hag

Frenkie de Jong remains Manchester United’s main midfield target under manager Ten Hag

Keane was furious with the result after the game and blamed United’s lack of quality in the middle of the park for their devastating defeat.

The Sky Sports pundit said: “The (lack of) decision-making and footballing intelligence in midfield, especially Fred.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time: Fred and (Scott) McTominay are not good enough. They’re not going to get Manchester United back to competing at the top. We see it week in and week out. They’re not up to it.”

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