Man Utd hero Paul Scholes slams two players after being outclassed by Newcastle


Manchester United icon Paul Scholes slammed Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes for their displays in the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday. Erik ten Hag’s side were outclassed by the Magpies, falling to a tenth defeat in all competitions this season.

Rashford and Fernandes were poor at St. James’ Park, where Anthony Gordon scored the only goal of the game. Scholes pointed out that young stars Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho would be looking up to their senior colleagues for inspiration, and accused Rashford of 'causing more harm than good'.

Asked about Rashford supposedly complaining while sat on the substitutes’ bench, Scholes told Premier League Productions: “What is he surprised about? I don’t get it. What is he thinking he should still be on the pitch for? He was causing the team more harm than good.

“Marcus last year was brilliant and he’s got ability, there is no doubt about that. But when you decide to walk back like was, and he comes off and behaves like that, I do not think it’s good for the team.

“And he’s one of the most experienced players now. He’s a player that players look up to. Mainoo looks up to him. Garnacho looks up to him.”

Speaking about Fernandes, Scholes added: “Bruno is another one. Look, he’s got fantastic ability, he can score a goal and make a goal, but I would love to be in the dressing room before a game and see what the manager is asking him to do.

“What position is he asking him to play? Where are you supposed to be on the football pitch? I see him as a No 10, it’s his best position as he can play a pass and he can get a goal.

“Where was he tonight? He was never in that position. I see him on the left, the right, sometimes he is the deepest Manchester United player, getting the goal off the goalkeeper.

“I don’t think that is healthy for the team. It upsets the formation and it upsets the way of playing. We don’t know, the manager might be telling him to do it, but it looks like he goes out and does what he wants on the field.”

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