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Paul Scholes slams Man United midfielder stars again after Chelsea draw

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Paul Scholes slams Man United midfielder stars again by wondering if they are “good enough to play the team in football” … after Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic gave unconvincing displays at Chelsea

  • Paul Scholes watched Man United take a point at Chelsea on Sunday
  • The Red Devils played a three defensive midfielder from Fred, McTominay and Matic
  • Scholes thinks these players are not good enough to “make the team play football”
  • United legend says better players are needed and they need to be trained well











Paul Scholes has once again put his foot in Manchester United by suggesting that the club’s current midfielders are not up to the standard enough to “make the team play football”.

Scholes watched United take a point at Chelsea on Sunday and leave Stamford Bridge after interrupting their domestic losing streak – but the Red Devils legend was far from impressed with what he saw.

Joining Michael Owen and Glen Hoddle on the Premier League review to discuss the showdown in west London, Scholes was quick to make his views known on United’s weak spots in the middle of the park.

Paul Scholes has once again put his foot in Manchester United by suggesting that the club’s current midfielders are not at the level of quality sufficient to help the team perform

After ex-Liverpool man Owen spoke of the need for United to have all of their best players on the pitch and use the midfielder, Scholes did not punch with his response .

The 47-year-old said: “Is it because they’re not good enough, Michael? Because they’re not trained enough?

“I think there are three midfielders today – your role as a midfielder is to make your team play football, right all three? Are they good enough for your team to play football? “

Fred was part of the midfielder three Scholes spoke to and asked for mid-game instructions

Fred was part of the midfielder three Scholes spoke to and asked for mid-game instructions

Scott McTominay (left) and Nemanja Matic (center) were also part of the defensive setup

Scott McTominay (left) and Nemanja Matic (center) were also part of the defensive setup

Interim boss Michael Carrick had gone for three in midfield; Nemanja Matic in a defensive base, with Fred and Scott McTominay on either side.

Just ahead, Bruno Fernandes was deployed in an attacking role with rhythmic stars Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho just further.

For Scholes, however, United do not have enough star quality in the squad to take on their rivals in the biggest of games, despite the arrival of big names over the summer.

Scholes added: “As far as proper games go, I just don’t think they’re good enough.

“They can’t face Chelsea, they can’t face Manchester City, Liverpool.

Scholes says United midfielders are just not good enough for the team

Scholes says United midfielders just aren’t good enough for the team to ‘play football’

“When they tried to do it they tried to do it against Liverpool and were completely wiped out.”

When Owen asked him what it takes to get back to “old Manchester United”, a resigned Scholes shrugged and replied: “They need a coach and better players.”

United return to action on Thursday night when they host rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford, before hosting Crystal Palace in the northwest three days later.