Jose Mourinho responds to Paul Scholes’ latest comments about Man United

The Manchester United manager replies to Paul Scholes after the legend's criticism of his management

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Man United legend Paul Scholes Photo: Screen grab

Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into a war of words with Paul Scholes after the Manchester United legend criticised the manager for “embarrassing the club”.

The Red Devils extended their winless run to four games in all competitions after Manchester United were held to a goalless draw with Valencia at Old Trafford.

The 20-time English champions were unable to find a way past Valencia goalkeeper Neto despite the best efforts of England international Marcus Rashford and £75m signing Romelu Lukaku.

Mourinho has now failed to win a home in his last four outings to heap pressure on the Portuguese head coach, with the Red Devils toiling in tenth place in the table.

The Manchester United manager has publicly criticised Paul Pogba in recent weeks as well as previously hitting out at Red Devils duo Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.

Scholes didn’t hold back in his assessment of Manchester United’s current situation after the club legend expressed his surprise that Mourinho was still in charge of the Red Devils on Tuesday night following their humiliation at West Ham.

Asked about the former midfielder’s remarks at his post-match media conference following their stalemate at Old Trafford, Mourinho said:

“I don’t need to know what he said. He said what he wants to say, I’m not interested, honestly, I’m not interested. Freedom of speech, free country, you can say what you want.”

Manchester United were 3-0 winners against Young Boys in their Champions League opener to make a positive start to their European campaign in the 2018-19 season.

The Red Devils are two points adrift of group leaders Juventus after the Italian giants eased to a resounding win against the Swiss side on Tuesday night.

Manchester United will turn their attention back to Premier League affairs this weekend when Rafael Benitez brings his struggling Newcastle side to Old Trafford.

The Magpies are without a win in seven games in the Premier League this season to leave Newcastle in 19th place in the table.

However, Benitez can take encouragement from their 1-0 win against Manchester United in their most recent meeting at St James’ Park in the Premier League back in February.

The Red Devils eased to a resounding 4-1 win over Newcastle at Old Trafford in November 2017 thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Chris Smalling.

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