Man Utd hero Paul Scholes quickly ‘deletes’ brutal post after dreadful Wolves defeat

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has apparently deleted a brutal post on social media in the wake of the club’s 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Monday. The Red Devils had entered the game on the back of a 3-1 victory over Burnley. However, Ralf Rangnick’s side slumped to another disappointing loss to plunge their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League into uncertainty.

United were poor against Wolves, outplayed by their opponents from start to finish.

And the visitors grabbed all three points late on through Joao Moutinho, with the veteran’s smooth strike sailing past David De Gea and into the net.

It was, once again, another day where United failed to live up to vast expectations.

When they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of November, and consequently hired Rangnick, many hoped they’d turn things around.

Yet United appear to be regressing further, with the Wolves defeat coming after erratic displays against the likes of Crystal Palace, Norwich and Newcastle.

And Scholes, according to the Daily Mail, has now deleted a post from his Instagram story where he labelled the result a ‘joke’.

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The midfielder won 25 trophies during his spell at Old Trafford, including 11 league titles and two Champions League crowns.

And he, like many supporters, seems to be fed up at the current state of his old club.

United now need to rally themselves ahead of upcoming matches against the likes of Aston Villa, West Ham, Burnley and Southampton.

Yet it’s hard to escape the doom and gloom mood around the club, with Paul Ince particularly alarmed by the current situation.

When asked if United had made progress, Ince told Sky Sports: “If I’m being totally honest then no.

“You can get hoodwinked, it reminded me of when Ole first took over at Manchester United and he had an easy fixture list- Cardiff teams like that and it came off the back of a Mourinho team where the players didn’t really like Mourinho, the atmosphere was hostile, Ole came in he had a great fixture list to go into, changed the system changed certain things, made it a happy camp and they started winning games.


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“I think we all got hoodwinked into thinking this is the way forward and this was progression.

“I get that same feeling now. I get the same feeling now that the fixture list that Ralf has come into is a perfect fixture list for a manager managing a big club like Manchester United.

“The performances besides Palace at home, have been bang average they really have.

“If you can ask any Man United fan sitting there now that knows about football- ‘do you see progression over what we’ve saw in the last five games’ you’d honestly have to say no.

“Do you see Ralf being the manager come the end of the season? The answer is on the basis of this moment and I’d say it’s early doors, you’ve got to say no.

“I’m sorry but this is where we’re at. I’m not sure if this job is a poisoned chalice, they’re the biggest job in the world,biggest club in the world but it seems like a poisoned chalice.

“He (Ralf) seems under pressure this is what it’s like when you’re Manchester United manager.”

Jamie Redknapp, sitting alongside Ince performing punditry duties for Sky, thinks United should have gone for Antonio Conte instead.

“I have to be honest and I know it’s if buts and maybes, but why didn’t they get Antonio Conte when they could’ve done when you see the impact he’s had at Tottenham?

“People said he wasn’t a right fit, they need someone like him, they need a talisman, someone who’s going to go in there. I see too many players doing the same things making the same mistakes and the same bad habits they had under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“I think to give a manager a job and I’m not quite sure why they explained it but until the end of the season, I’ve been in enough dressing rooms where if I know the manager is only going to be there until the end of the season, you’re in there naked.

“You know ‘is he going to be there long term, who’s the next manager?’ Everyone’s talking about how long he is going to be there for?

“If he does okay we’ll give him another two years, the way he’s going now he won’t get another two years because you can see already the fans aren’t happy with some of the decisions he’s been making.

“If he wants to be the manager long term he’s got big decisions to make, a lot of egos in that dressing room, all football dressing rooms have egos they’ve had them since day one, it’s not a new thing.

“Now how does he get the best out of the system and how does he get the players playing to the best of their ability?”

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