Scholes hits out at two Man Utd players for ‘lack of fight’

Joe Williams
Paul Scholes Man Utd

Paul Scholes has criticised Man Utd players Scott McTominay and Fred for a “lack of fight” during their 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 100th game in charge ended in the Red Devils’ first league loss to the Gunners at Old Trafford since 2006.

Aubameyang converted a penalty in the 69th minute after Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba fouled Hector Bellerin to secure victory, with United’s latest loss leaving them 15th in the table.

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And Scholes was less than impressed by McTominay and Fred in the narrow defeat.

“It’s as poor as I’ve seen Manchester United at Old Trafford to be honest with you,” Scholes told Premier League Productions.

“You have to give Arsenal credit they were very good but on other hand you have to expect more from United and the two midfield players especially.

“I said at half-time if you’re going to get your best, most creative players who can score goals on the ball then the two in midfield have to have some kind of possession and some kind of control but the quality was missing from them two.

“They were playing as centre halves not central midfield players. There was a lack of fight, a lack of spirit, a lack of determination to get balls into the box, to create chances like you’d expect with 10 minutes to go.

“They ran out of ideas and only had two shots on target, one of which was Matic on his right-foot. It’s a disappointing afternoon but one they’ll have to bounce back from.”