Paul Scholes tears into Manchester United’s hapless defenders. Istanbul Basaksehir went on to win the game 2-1 on Wednesday evening.
Paul Scholes slammed Manchester United’s defending as ‘Under 10s football’ after Demba Ba was left on his own to breakaway and score the opening goal in a shock 2-1 defeat for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Just 15 minutes into the game, Istanbul Basaksehir managed to turn defence into attack following a short corner from United, which was eventually cleared up to the field to Ba who was all alone on the halfway line. Nemanja Matic was the player closest to him but he was unable to get back to stop the striker from breaking the deadlock.
Ex-United midfielder Scholes was incredulous as to how his former side could have left Ba on his own and described the defending as ’embarrassing’ and ‘all over the place’.
‘Surely you always have someone back on the halfway line, they’re pointing at Matic. You’re always goalside, it’s like Under 10s football,’ Scholes told BT Sport.
‘You can understand if it’s last minute but it’s the first 10 minutes, it’s embarrassing.
‘They’ve struggled with them attacking wise, they’ve gone with one holding player today. Defensively they’re all over the place.
‘The defenders have to be better, forward play could be better as well. Defensively they’ve got to take responsibility, you have to defend one-on-one sometimes when you’re at Manchester United they seem incapable of doing it.’
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