Paul Scholes thinks he knows what Antony said to Mount and Onana after Palace hammering

Scholes has an interesting theory

Paul Scholes feels he understands what Antony said to Andre Onana and Mason Mount as they left the field together at the end of regulation.

Three of them were on the Manchester United team that Crystal Palace embarrassed at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles took a well-earned 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to goals from Michael Olise and Jean-Philippe Mateta. Tyrick Mitchell and an incredible shot from Olise in the second half ensured that the evening would go down in Palace history.

The Red Devils put in yet another awful display, and they could perhaps miss out on qualifying for Europe entirely.

Trio spotted discussing game

The conversation between Antony, Mount, and Onana was captured on camera at full time. It appears that the Brazilian was speaking to the two while covering his lips to prevent the cameras from recording him.

Mount strolled by, cutting a frustrated figure, and Onana covered his lips when speaking.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher lambasted the trio on air, saying: “Just get off the pitch. Talking, whispering behind your hand – you’ve just been absolutely awful. They are probably talking about one of the players – somebody else, the set-up or the manager. Just shut up and get in.

“You’ve been beaten 4-0. Whispering, talking about other players. Honestly, embarrassing.”

Scholes think he knows what happened

Scholes was on punditry duty for Optus Sports and he noticed that Antony held three fingers up, leaving him to guess that it may have played a part in the conversation.

“He has three fingers up there, I don’t know what that means. He is saying something to Mason Mount he is obviously not happy with. Mason Mount seems the quietest out of the three of them,” he said.



“What’s that going to do, I didn’t see any of them communicating on the football pitch. That doesn’t look good. I don’t think that’s good for the manager.

“People are obviously talking and saying things he [Antony] doesn’t agree with. When he’s putting those three fingers up, maybe he’s saying we should be having three in midfield, why don’t we have three there?

“I don’t know, we have no idea because we can’t lip read. But there is obviously a problem there and they obviously disagree with something the manager is doing.”

United’s slim hopes of qualifying for Europe face an even bigger obstacle this weekend when they face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in a must-win game for both given that Arsenal could still win the Premier League title.



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