Paul Scholes slams Manchester United wingers Jadon Sancho and Antony after drubbing to rivals City
‘Anyone remember when wingers used to HELP their full-backs?’: Paul Scholes slams Man United wide-men Sancho and Antony for abandoning Dalot and Malacia as Man City tore them apart
- Paul Scholes posed the question on social media the day after United’s loss
- The ex-United midfielder shared a picture of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham
- Scholes insinuates United’s wingers needed to do more in 6-3 loss to Man City
- Jadon Sancho and Antony were underwhelming in United’s visit to the Etihad
Paul Scholes has slammed Manchester United wingers Jadon Sancho and Antony after their 6-3 derby loss at the Etihad.
The former United midfielder took to social media to ask fans whether they ‘remember when wingers used to help their full-backs’ following the embarrassing defeat.
The Red Devils were ripped apart by their local rivals after hat-tricks from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden saw Pep Guardiola’s Man City run riot on Sunday afternoon.
Paul Scholes made a sly dig at Jadon Sancho and Antony after the debacle at Man City
Scholes took aim at United’s wingers after they left their full-backs exposed at the Etihad
United full-back Diogo Dalot (L) gives Antony some defensive instructions in the game
On Monday morning, Scholes wrote: ‘Anyone remember when wingers used to help their full-backs?’ Accompanying the caption was a picture of club legends Ryan Giggs and David Beckham with their arms round one another.
Scholes is suggesting that United’s wingers on the day, Jadon Sancho and Antony, should’ve done more work defensively during the loss at the Etihad.
Erik ten Hag’s side quickly found themselves 4-0 down at half-time after two goals each from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, with a lot of City’s attack coming down the flanks.
United’s full-backs, Tyrell Malacia and Diogo Dalot, had both received a yellow card by the 25th minute, as City’s front-line ran United’s defence ragged.
As a result of his hat-trick, Foden made history as he reached 50 goals under Pep Guardiola at an even younger age than Lionel Messi did it at Barcelona.
Whereas his team-mate Haaland has now scored three consecutive home hat-tricks, the first player to do this in Premier League history.
The Norweigan forward is also the first City player to score a hat-trick against United since Francis Lee in December 1970 and the third overall after Horace Barnes in 1921.
Erling Haaland (L) and Phil Foden ran riot against Manchester United in the derby game
Roy Keane, who played alongside Scholes at United, was left seething by the display in his post-match analysis of the game.
He said: ‘From the players’ point of view, they really should be embarrassed. You can’t go in at half-time in a derby game 4-0 down, it’s hugely embarrassing.
‘As brilliant as City were, United were desperate. Particularly in midfield. Defensively all over the shop. Even the consolations, they scored a few goals but the game was over, City had switched off.’
United will need to regroup before a Europa League visit to Omonia in Cyprus on Thursday, before travelling to Frank Lampard’s Everton next Sunday.
Paul Scholes took aim at Man United’s wingers after their 6-3 derby loss to rivals City
Full-back Tyrell Malacia endured a tough time up against City’s prolific front-line