May 24, 2024

Paul Scholes calls out the Glazers after Man Utd’s battering by Man City

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Scholes had some strong words to say after Manchester United’s loss to Manchester City and called out the Glazers.

Paul Scholes, Manchester United’s legendary former midfielder, has slammed the club’s owners for appointing Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.

Scholes admits that the decision to bring in Rangnick on a temporary basis has left him “baffled.”

The German saw his team lose 4-1 to rivals Manchester City on Sunday, effectively ending their chances of finishing in the top four in the Premier League.

Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez each scored twice to condemn United to defeat at the Etihad.

The Red Devils are now a point behind Arsenal in fourth place, despite having played three fewer games than Mikel Arteta’s team.

United are expected to appoint a permanent manager in the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag being two favourite candidates.

However, Scholes is at a loss as to why Rangnick was appointed in the first place.

He claims there is no way someone with Rangnick’s CV should have been given the job.

“What do we expect? We’ve brought in an interim coach who hasn’t coached at an elite team,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“He hasn’t coached a big team, he hasn’t coached at a big football club like United where there’s so much expected of Manchester United. 

Whoever you’re playing against, it doesn’t matter.

“He’s never been at a top club. He’s coached a club for two years out of the last 10 years.

“How have United behind the scenes come to the conclusion that this man is going to be the right man for seven months? It baffles me.

“The players are lost on the football pitch. The first 20 minutes I was actually surprised they played really well, they were comfortable on the ball, Pogba up front looked alright.

“His subs have worked the last few weeks don’t get me wrong but it was a deflated team.

“As much as you can have a go at Man United today, they’re playing against possibly one of the best teams we’ve seen.”

Scholes says United have goalkeeper David de Gea to thank for just a three-goal difference to City on Sunday.

He added: “They’re lucky it’s not five or six. Again the goalkeeper, five or six saves.

“You spoke before the game saying defensively since Ole’s gone he’s sured things up – he hadn’t. Never in a million years. He’s kidding himself if he thinks that.

“The keeper has stopped him from getting batterings for a long time. Today was exactly the same.”

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