Scholes Blasts United Players For What They Did After Young Boys Win

BT Sport's Paul Scholes.

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Manchester United left it late yet again on Tuesday night, as they managed to score past Young Boys in the 91st minute to win the tie and proceed to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The Red Devils were wasteful throughout the game, and failed to take advantage of numerous “half chances,” as described by their manager, Jose Mourinho.

The sole goal of the match arrived in injury time, when Marouane Fellaini latched onto a Romelu Lukaku pass to find the bottom corner, sinking the minnows in the process.

Despite the win, however, club legend and BT Sport pundit Paul Scholes was left totally unimpressed with the Mancunians, and he made sure to express his feelings post full-time.


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“I thought they were awful tonight,” said the Englishman. “I thought they were terrible, second half especially. I think if they play against a half decent team there, they get beat tonight.”

Further, Scholes also criticised the likes of David De Gea and Chris Smalling for smiling whilst coming off the pitch after the game. The former midfielder claimed that the players should have walked off embarrassed due to their performance instead.

“What I didn’t like was the smiling coming off the pitch at the end,” he added. “They should realise that they were very, very lucky to get away with that. And I hope in the dressing room now that the manager is giving them a bit of a rollicking.”

Do you agree with Scholes’ assessment?