Paul Scholes has made a very frank analysis of Manchester United’s defence, saying that they look like nervous wrecks.
Despite going into the game with a new wave of confidence following their recent performances against Chelsea and Everton, Manchester United‘s defence was all at sea during today’s game against Bournemouth.
United conceded an 11th minute opener when in-form Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson tucked the ball home with a calmly taken first-time finish, only for the Red Devils to go on to snatch all three points thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
However, with some better finishing from the Cherries, the score at half-time could have quite easily have represented a cricket score, as the hosts carved open Jose Mourinho’s back four time after time, leaving Scholsey to pass on his damning verdict:
“Anywhere near the back four, the back four look nervous wrecks,” Scholes said on BT Sport at half-time.
“Chris [Smalling] has committed himself there and he just couldn’t move his feet. What he was thinking I don’t know.
“For the goal, Lewis Cook has done really well to pick out the pass.
“Where Lindelof, Smalling and Ashley Young have gone, I don’t know. It’s a simple tap-in.
“I don’t think the problem is going forward. The problem is at the back.”