Scholes Criticizes Fernandes Amidst United’s Champions League Setback
Paul Scholes didn’t mince his words when addressing Bruno Fernandes’ post-match comments following Manchester United’s disappointing 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
Despite Fernandes scoring United’s second goal, the captain’s scathing remarks about conceding a two-goal lead drew Scholes’ ire.
Fernandes, expressing frustration, stated to TNT Sports, “We conceded really bad goals. We have to take control of the situations in all of them.
We were on top of the game twice and had far too many chances to close it.
We were not clinical enough. I have nothing to explain. We concede the two goals, and there’s nothing we can do now.
Obviously, we could have done better, but it is what it is.”
Scholes, analyzing the game, wasn’t impressed with Fernandes’ assessment.
He promptly highlighted Fernandes’ own role in the defeat, criticizing him for “two big mistakes” with “stupid fouls” that led to goals.
The United icon emphasized that the entire team, including the captain, must take responsibility for a game they should have won.
In Scholes’ view, the team’s struggles extend beyond Fernandes, with a porous defense, goalkeeper errors, and unnecessary fouls contributing to their challenges.
While scrutinizing Fernandes, Scholes also echoed the sentiments of fans and pundits in pointing the blame at goalkeeper Andre Onana for his role in Galatasaray’s goals.
Despite the criticism, manager Erik ten Hag, in his post-match press conference, refrained from singling out individuals.
Instead, he shouldered the responsibility, emphasizing the ongoing improvement in the team’s project and expressing confidence in their long-term success.
However, the setback in the Champions League underscores the need to secure crucial victories.