Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has expressed the view that his former team tends to “collapse when things go wrong.”
This assessment comes after Erik ten Hag’s side suffered a 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena, where they conceded two goals in a span of four minutes and encountered difficulties throughout the match.
Scholes made this observation while working as a pundit for TNT Sports during the game.
After the match, he scathingly said:
“There is a weakness to them.
“There is a soft underbelly and they do seem to collapse a bit when things are going wrong.
“They scored three goals and that is good, but I felt Bayern could then turn it on and score another.
“‘I thought there was a big distance between the teams, in that second half especially.
“First half I thought they did well but still conceded two goals through a lack of concentration.
“There is experience in the team but I don’t think it is being used. Concentration in Europe is so important, once you concede one goal, it can turn into two and three.
“None of those centre halves are saying ‘look Casemiro and Eriksen get in here’.
“Are Casemiro and Eriksen saying to the wide players come in next to me, lets calm the game down?”