After Manchester United’s 6-3 loss to rivals Manchester City on Sunday, Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes seemed to criticise Jadon Sancho on social media.
After the derby, the former midfielder turned to social media to tweet a photo of club icons Ryan Giggs and David Beckham, along with a statement highlighting how United wingers used to assist their full-backs:
“Anyone remember when wingers used to help their full-backs?”
Scholes was definitely chastising Sancho and Antony for not putting in enough defensive effort against City.
Both United’s full-backs, Diogo Dalot and Tyrell Malacia, were booked in the first half, and if you watch City’s first two goals, you’ll notice that Sancho was far too passive in his tracking.
Antony scored his second goal for the team in as many league games and is still finding his feet at the club, whereas Sancho’s criticism comes at a time when England boss Gareth Southgate is overlooking him.
The squad as a whole underperformed versus City and deserved to lose. They need to get back on track since we have two must-win games this week.
The inquest into another embarrassing Manchester derby defeat has begun and attention has been drawn to how City exploited United in wide areas, with Sancho and Antony receiving criticism for their lack of defensive work rate from the wing.
Scholes appeared to poke fun at both of those players on Monday morning when he posted a photo of Ryan Giggs and David Beckham on Instagram with the caption: “Anyone remember when wingers used to help their full-backs?”
Scholes made news last week when he criticised the club’s transfer policy. “Was it really?” he said on The Overlap when former teammate Gary Neville said how good last summer looked on paper. “You’ve got a young player from Germany [Sancho] you’ve spent a lot of money on, who did great in Germany but he was unproven in the best league.
Scholes: “Cristiano was proven, of course he was, but he was 36. Are they great signings? And I always think why would a club like Real Madrid let Varane go? There must be something not quite right and if you looked at him last season, he didn’t look right.
” He was always injured, always something wrong with him. As far as the window went, people got carried away with it because of names. [This transfer window] was a complete mess, it looks like they don’t have anybody who is in charge of doing it.”