Scholes saddened after horrific display of Manchester United

Manchester United endured a significant setback, losing 4-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Erik ten Hag faces mounting pressure, with doubts about his future intensifying after this crushing defeat. Paul Scholes expressed fury at Manchester United’s vulnerability, labeling them “so easy to play against that it’s untrue.” Despite missing key players, their defensive flaws leading to a shambolic display are inexcusable.

Due to injuries in the centre-back position, Casemiro, an experienced player, partnered with Jonny Evans. Teenager Kobbie Mainoo and Christian Eriksen, usually a playmaker, formed the midfield, with Eriksen in a deeper role.

Scholes criticized Casemiro, describing him as a “tough watch” due to spending much time on his backside, particularly struggling against Michael Olise. He also highlighted Eriksen’s lack of physicality in midfield.

What did Scholes say about the dying midfield of United?

Scholes stated:

“A very upsetting and sad performance. Even though there are a lot of players out who would probably start in the team. Five or six probably of the main ones. But it felt like one team had been coached and set up how to play. And one team that was so easy to play against that it’s untrue.”

“There are still some good players in that Man United team and playing out on that pitch. You think of the likes of Casemiro. He’s tough to have a go at. What a player he has been over the years, but that was tough to watch, he was on his backside most of the time. People like Christian Eriksen as well. That physicality in the middle of the pitch has gone.”

Most of Manchester United’s squad should seek opportunities elsewhere. Many players have consistently underperformed across various managerial tenures, emphasizing the need for a significant overhaul beyond managerial changes.

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