Paul Scholes criticises 'disgusting' Manchester United performance

After Manchester United defeats, it’s sometimes wise to try and look at the positives, and be constructive.

But after losing 4-0 to Liverpool, the second hammering at their hands this campaign, it’s impossible to find anything to be optimistic about, apart from the fact we don’t have to play them again this season.

Paul Scholes was in an unforgiving mood towards United, unleashing criticism in his usual brutal tone of punditry.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, Scholes said United’s performance was ‘disgusting’.

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Scholes said: “I have probably lost a little bit of anger towards them. I feel saddened watching it really. It’s not great to watch. They lack belief. They lack a way of playing.

“I am saddened by Man United. It looks like this is the last place in the world they want to be. You can’t come to Anfield and be like that. It’s a disgusting performance.

“You can’t take anything away from Liverpool. They are a sensational football team.”

United offered nothing going forward, and defensively the team were hapless. The graphic below shows how dominant the home side’s attack was, and how toothless United were.

The moment hope disappeared

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick lamented the third goal as the moment United’s hopes of getting anything from the game were crushed, and criticised the way the team created the situation against themselves.

He told the club website: “The third goal again was a pressing invitation. To play a ten or twelve-yard short pass into Anthony Elanga just doesn’t make sense.

“Everyone knows he is a player for the ball behind the backline and not into his feet. They were just waiting for that ball. It was quite similar to the goal we conceded at Everton. Six seconds later the ball was in our net.”

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