Scholes Rips Into Paul Pogba: He Has More Celebrations Than Goals

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Paul Scholes has joined his former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand in criticising Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard for posting videos of themselves in the dressing room on social media.

Ferdinand previously criticised the Man United midfield duo for posting celebration videos while their team continued to struggle in the 6th place in the Premier League table, and the ex-England defender then followed his comments up by stating that only time will tell whether Paul Pogba would actually pay heed to his advice.

And now, Paul Scholes has joined his fellow countryman in the criticism of the two young Red Devils, by further claiming that nobody would have dared to attempt such tricks had Sir Alex Ferguson been still in-charge.

Scholes told Daily Mail: “Rio Ferdinand was critical of Pogba and Lingard posting a goal celebration on social media with the team in sixth place. That’s the way it’s changed.

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“It would never even have been attempted under Alex Ferguson. When we were growing up, the first-team dressing-room was a sacred place. You had to knock on the door. Even the manager did.

“I remember after a European night here, Alex Buttner took a picture in the dressing room and put it on Instagram or Twitter. The manager went ballistic.

“Now you’re seeing stuff posted on social media. It’s all down to the manager. If he says they can do that then good luck to them. Whether he’s had a go at them behind closed doors, I don’t know. You can see where Rio was coming from, but in this day and age you probably have to be a bit more relaxed.

“The thing with Pogba, he’s got more celebrations than goals. We want to see celebrations but when he’s scoring a goal.”

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