Paul Scholes has been very critical of Manchester United’s performances ever since he retired from the outfit. Owing to the brilliant experience he had and the legendary antics he displayed, his remarks are always considered to be important.
On many occasions, his sharp retorts have led many to believe him worthy of the top post as well.
However, his most recent statement won’t bode well for the future of the Red Devils, as according to him, two of United’s brightest youngsters aren’t enjoying the games they get to play.
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Speaking to BT Sport, Scholes stated: “When you’re not playing well it is important you win games and pick points up. I think this team for most of the season have done that, I know they’ve had a couple of dodgy results against Huddersfield, Chelsea away, Liverpool away wasn’t great.”
This certainly has an element of truth to it. The two starlets are the ones that Mourinho has deployed in an interchanging manner, and as displayed by his starting lineup against Watford on Tuesday, the master tactician is yet to land a consistent formula that makes the best use of the two.
Scholes added: “But I think there is a lot of improvement in this team, there are still a lot of young players in this team. You have to remember you have to entertain fans as well and you have to entertain yourselves. I can’t imagine these players enjoying the way they’re playing at the minute.
“Okay they’re winning, but they’re not playing great football, there aren’t many links between them. They seem to be playing in positions, Rashford, Martial, playing in positions but not really staying in the positions. They seem all over the place, they don’t seem to have any links, any partnerships between them.”
This is the view that many supporters will hold as well, as the duo has been in great form, but both of them are sure to demand regular game time rather than the confused on and off that Mourinho prefers to use.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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