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Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Gary Neville wasted few words in their assessment of Monday night’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves.
The Red Devils lost for the first time under interim boss Ralf Rangnick and remains 19 points behind league leaders Manchester City. They had won three top games in a row before being played by Newcastle United in a 1-1 draw. The Northwestern Giants then fought back to beat Burnley 3-1 after players and tactics were criticized after the Magpies loss.
However, Joao Moutinho scored the only goal of the match with eight minutes left to create a sluggish first half at Old Trafford. The Pundits were delicate over United’s display while Luke Shaw did not hold back in his thoughts.
“When we did not have the ball, we were not aggressive enough. We did not put them under pressure. It might have seemed like an easy battle for them, ”he said Sky Sports.
“A disappointing performance and result. We did not have many opportunities on the ball and we were not at the forefront.”
Ex-United and England-ace Scholes say his opinion on everything to do with football, especially with regard to his former club. And he took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts on Wolves the other way around.
“F ****** joke,” he wrote, with a series of poop and house emojis added for the sake of good order.
Neville used the same social media platform. And though he was less explicit, he was clearly preoccupied with performance. “It’s not good,” he tweeted. “It really is not!”
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United were terrible in the first period and trusted David de Gea to keep them inside the game. They improved after the break, but Rangnick admitted it was a bad show.
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“We played neither well individually nor collectively. In the first half we had great trouble keeping them away from our goals, he told Sky Sports.” In the second half we switched to a back three and had more control than a period of 15 minutes where we could have scored.
“The goal we conceded, we had enough players in the field. The post had been defended by Jones, but the goal we conceded was like too many this season.
“Moutinho was able to shoot unmarked without any problems, without pressure. We are very disappointed with the result and parts of our performance. ”
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