‘They shouldn’t be at this club’: Paul Scholes rages at Manchester United duo after defeat to Palace

Manchester United suffered another low point after they were demolished 4-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday night at Selhurst Park. 

Though there are already many questions regarding Erik ten Hag’s future at the team, you get the impression that this most recent setback was the worst of them all.

The things he witnessed and the notion that Manchester United were “so easy to play against that it’s untrue” infuriated Paul Scholes.

Even though the European chasers were without a few important players, that still shouldn’t be the reason for the team’s dismal performance, particularly on defense.

Despite 18 shots on goal, Crystal Palace managed to score twice in each half. Ten of them hit the mark.

Due to injuries at center back, seasoned player Casemiro and fellow veteran Jonny Evans were used at the core of the defense.

Kobbie Mainoo, a teenager, and Christian Eriksen, a playmaker with a much deeper role, made up the midfield.

However, Scholes acknowledged that Casemiro was a “tough watch” and that he spent the majority of his time on his posterior, complaining a lot to Premier League Productions about the transfer target Michael Olise.

Eriksen was another player he picked out, pointing out that he lacked the physicality necessary to battle in the middle of the park.

The Treble-winner under Sir Alex Ferguson, nevertheless, didn’t hold back when he said that some players “shouldn’t be at the club.”

Casemiro horror show against Crystal Palace

“A very upsetting and sad performance,” said Scholes. “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.

“I reckon that could have happened four or five times where Casemiro sits down and somebody skips past him. The lads not a centre-halve. It’s tough to have a bit of a pop at him. He has done so much for the game. A fantastic footballer. It’s difficult watching a few of these actually because I do feel they are towards the end. They shouldn’t be at a club of this stature really.”

Manchester United need a summer clear-out

It’s unclear if ten Hag will stay on in this capacity after this season. It will be great to play Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

One thing is certain: ten Hag will most likely be packing his own bags if Man United is soundly defeated at Wembley.

In any case, most of the Manchester United team must leave the stadium and pursue their careers elsewhere.

Under multiple coaches, far too many players have just failed repeatedly, to the point where you stop looking toward the bench.


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