Man United were “all over the place, and sloppy”- Scholes
Former United midfielder Paul Scholes blasted his old club’s 'sloppy' display after this afternoon’s 3-1 reverse to Watford.
Former United midfielder Paul Scholes blasted his old club’s "sloppy" display after this afternoon’s 3-1 reverse to Watford.
Étienne Capoue, Juan Zuniga and Troy Deeney eased the Hornets to a leisurely victory at Vicarage Road as United, who responded through teenage striker Marcus Rashford, suffered their third defeat on the trot under manager José Mourinho.
Scholes, now a television pundit with BT Sport, didn't hold back in pinpointing United’s problems. “The quality on the ball was as poor as you've seen from a Man United team, and that's just the way it is at the minute. You're not sure what you're going to get”, he explained.
“Rashford is probably the only shining light really and he didn't have his best game today, but he looked a threat. I just think in possession Man United were really, really poor. Individually it wasn't good enough. In possession it wasn't good enough. So sloppy, giving the ball away all the time”.
United don’t have anyone who is capable of commanding the midfield and that is worrying, believes Scholes: “I thought Fellaini was all right, he does a job which stops the other team. But I think if you're Manchester United you need more than that; I think you need someone who can stop the play, but he needs to be capable of controlling the game of football as well, playing forward, passing forward. I just can't understand why Michael Carrick's here. It looked last year like he was leaving, he's not been involved a minute of the season, so what he's done I don't know... They need to get a playmaker in there - you're coming to Watford, you're not going to Arsenal. Something's not right there. The cohesion of the team isn't there and Mourinho needs to find the right mix of players”.