Paul Scholes has taken an extraordinary dig at Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick in wake of his former side’s draw with Southampton.
Scholes, whose playing days with Man United are long behind him, now spends his weekends criticising the Red Devils on BT Sport. In fairness, there is usually justification for that.
There was, once again, following Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, which saw Man United squander a one-goal lead and stumble to a 1-1 draw with Southampton on home turf.
Man United lost further ground in the race for Champions League qualification as a result.
Depending on how results go elsewhere, they could drop down as far as eighth once the teams below them have played their games in hand.
Scholes, who was a vocal ally of former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, does not appear to be interested in giving Ralf Rangnick the same degree of support.
Speaking post-match, he failed to recognise Man United’s manager as, well, a manager…
🗣 Paul Scholes: “One team has a coach and the other has a sporting director.” [BT Sport]
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Is this fair from Scholes, or do the problems at Man United lie way beyond the manager?