Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes tells Erik ten Hag to copy Arsenal when he takes charge of Manchester United

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag should follow the example set by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta as he looks to turn the Old Trafford club’s fortunes around, Paul Scholes has claimed. Ten Hag has been appointed United’s new manager and will take charge at the end of the season. He is set to inherit a struggling team and an imbalanced squad, with United out of the race to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League. The Dutchman is United’s fifth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and former midfielder Scholes says Ten...
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Paul Scholes labels Paul Pogba ‘a big disappointment’ ahead of Manchester United exit

Paul Pogba has been a “big disappointment” at Manchester United, according to Paul Scholes, who has backed the France international to show he is “world class” elsewhere once he leaves Old Trafford. Pogba is set to depart United for free for the second time at the end of his contract this summer, with interim manager Ralf Rangnick confirming that he is unlikely to renew his deal and could have already played his last game for the club. The midfielder arrived from Juventus for a world record fee of almost £90 million in 2016 but his six-year stay at Old Trafford...

Paul Scholes regrets sharing Jesse Lingard conversation on Manchester United’s ‘disaster’ of a dressing room

Paul Scholes has said he regrets disclosing a conversation he had with Jesse Lingard in which the Manchester United midfielder admitted the dressing room culture at Old Trafford was a “disaster”. Scholes was working as a pundit on international TV on Saturday after United’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal when he revealed a comment from Lingard that painted a damning picture of the Manchester United squad. Scholes said: “I had a quick chat with Jesse [Lingard] the other day - I’m sure he won’t mind me saying. He said, ‘The dressing room is just a disaster’.”The comments were then put to...

Manchester United dressing room 'a disaster' - Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has said Manchester United's dressing room is "a disaster" after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Arsenal. United's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four suffered a potentially fatal blow as Nuno Tavares, a Bukayo Saka penalty and Granit Xhaka's 25-yard strike sealed victory with United only able to muster a Cristiano Ronaldo effort in response.

Paul Scholes gives special ovation to Thiago after midfield masterclass

Paul Scholes was spotted applauding Thiago Alcantara as the midfielder made way in the second-half of action for Naby Keita. This update comes courtesy of a tweet from the Echo’s Paul Gorst, with the classy playmaker having enjoyed another fine evening dictating the play in the middle of the park for Jurgen Klopp’s title challengers.

Paul Scholes stresses the importance of Manchester United hiring ‘elite’ manager

Paul Scholes feels Manchester United need to find an elite manager to strike fear into the players if the club are to recapture former glories after crashing out of the Champions League.United were beaten 1-0 at home by Diego Simeone’s well-drilled Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.As the Spaniards celebrated progress to the quarter-finals, the questions remain over the direction of the current United squad as the club face up to a fifth straight campaign without silverware.Scholes was part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering United side – and feels the current squad will need a leader of the same calibre to...

Manchester United have ‘more pain to come’ as Paul Scholes calls for ‘top-class coach’ instead of Ralf Rangnick

Paul Scholes watched Manchester United be knocked out of the Champions League last-16 by Atletico Madrid, before declaring that Ralf Rangnick was not the manager to take the club forward next season and insisting the Red Devils should be able to poach anybody they wanted from other clubs.A solitary headed effort from Renan Lodi in the first half was enough to send Atleti through and leave United without silverware for another campaign, with interim boss Rangnick far from certain to guide United back into the competition for next season.They sit fifth in the Premier League table at present, having played...