‘Manchester United take one step forward then two back’: Paul Scholes, Rio Ferdinand and Owen Hargreaves put knife into Jose Mourinho AGAIN
- Manchester United took on Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday
- Jose Mourinho’s United side have endured a disappoint start to the campaign
- Paul Scholes was among the former stars to criticise the manager on Tuesday
- ‘They’re a really inconsistent team – you don’t know what you’re going to get’
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has again come under fire from some of the club’s former stars, with Rio Ferdinand accusing them of being negative and Paul Scholes branding them inconsistent.
United have endured their worst start to a Premier League season in 28 years, with Mourinho’s side managing only eight goals in eight domestic games at Old Trafford so far this campaign.
The Portuguese manager has seen his relationship with the likes of Paul Pogba grow strained and the likes of Scholes have been damning in their assessment of his reign.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has again come under fire from former players
Speaking on BT Sport, ex-midfielder Paul Scholes accused United of being ‘inconsistent’
The pressure on Mourinho was lifted somewhat by a brilliant 2-1 win at Juventus earlier this month, but defeat by Manchester City put his side back under the microscope.
Now Scholes, Ferdinand and ex-United midfielder Owen Hargreaves have twisted the knife further in the wake of United’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace.
‘I just think they’re a really inconsistent team – you don’t know what you’re going to get,’ Scholes told BT Sport ahead of United’s clash with Young Boys on Tuesday.
‘They’ll go to Juve, which wasn’t a great performance but (they) got the result. They can’t score at home against the likes of Wolves and Palace and it’s at home where scoring goals has been a big problem.’
United laboured to a goalless draw against Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday
Rio Ferdinand, who enjoyed a trophy-laden spell at United, was critical of the current side
Hargreaves added: ‘That highlight against Juve was remarkable but then the derby was so one-sided… they take one step forward then two steps back.’
Ferdinand won six Premier League titles and the Champions League under Sir Alex Ferguson. And he says Mourinho’s side now represent the antithesis of some of the swashbuckling United teams of yesteryear.
‘It’s unfair to harp back to old times with the new regimes but it needs good passing and positive play – it’s the total opposite to what we’re seeing with the current team and it’s very much with the identity of this team.
‘A lot of time it’s they’ll receive the ball, take it, look up and then think, ‘Ah I’ll pass it’. The players they have there have the ability to do that.’
Ex-United midfielder Owen Hargreaves said: ‘They take one step forward then two steps back’