MU: Paul Scholes defends Erik Ten Hag


By: Manu Tournoux

Capable of the best (2-1 vs Chelsea), as well as the worst (0-3 vs Bournemouth), Manchester United is struggling to find any semblance of regularity in its results. In the game, however, Erik ten Hag’s players are. And it’s not always pretty to see. Heavily criticized since the start of the season, in particular for his management of the locker room, the Dutch coach can nevertheless count on the astonishing support of Paul Scholes, one of the rare legends of the Red Devils who ranks behind the tactician. Asked about TNT Sportsthe former Mancunian glory believes that he “Tries to do the right thing, even if it doesn’t translate on the pitch.”

“I can’t think of anyone else who could do it better. I like him, he needs time to do what he has planned, but he must move forward (…) He must assume his share of responsibility, a team is always a reflection of its manager. The culture of a club comes from the training ground and the manager has to get it right. Everywhere. I don’t think the manager should be changed, we need to give him time (…) We’ve seen top coaches come and go from here, without anything changing. It’s good to stay with him. We certainly don’t have the players to compete with the top of the table. We are far from this level. Even though this group is giving their best, they’re just not good enough.”, regrets Paul Scholes. He concludes : “the new owners like to bring in new people. He will be under great pressure if things do not improve.”

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