Man United legend Paul Scholes is unhappy with the defeat Man United suffered against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday evening and has blamed two players for it.

A second-half goal by Gabon international striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the spot after Paul Pogba committed an infringement against Hector Bellerin was all the Gunners needed to seal the sweet win.

The win by the North London outfit made it the first of its kind since 2006 at the Old Trafford as well as the first away win in 26 games against a top-six rival.

Paul Scholes said the poor performance by Scott McTominary and Fred in the Sunday game is the reason why the Red Devils suffered a defeat against their visitors.

With the presence of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Fred, and Scott McTominay in the diamond formation that was used by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Arsenal dominated the first half to deserve the win.

Paul Scholes told Premier League productions that the performance but his former club is the poorest he has ever seen at Old Trafford, adding that the long-time rivals have to be given the credit for being very good and on top of the game.

He stated that the performance from Man United, especially the defenders was not acceptable because they were unable to keep possession of the ball and create chances.

“They were playing as centre-halves, not central midfield players. There was a lack of fight, lack of spirit, lack of determination to get the ball to the box, to create chances like you’d expect with 10 minutes to go

“They ran out of ideas and only had two shots o target, one of which was Matic on his right foot. It’s a disappointing afternoon but one they’ll have to bounce back from.”

He said However, United have earned seven points from their six premier league games as they have a game at hand and will face a high-flying Everton in their next league game.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.