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“Too many lazy players!”: United legend’s brutal assessment of United targets one player in particular vs Newcastle

Manchester United’s recent surge in the Premier League came to a sudden halt with a lackluster loss to Newcastle, marking nearly two years since their last away victory against a top-eight team.

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The performance, deemed “rubbish” by United legend Paul Scholes, brought forth a ruthless assessment, with a focus on one player.

Scholes criticized the team’s effort, highlighting a perceived abundance of “lazy players.” He particularly targeted Marcus Rashford, whose historically poor outing drew severe scrutiny.

Scholes questioned Rashford’s work ethic and attitude, suggesting that the academy product’s contribution to the team was more detrimental than beneficial.

Rashford’s frustration was evident as he was substituted off after the hour mark, symbolized by tossing away his gloves in disgust. His reluctance to track back and limited impact on the game made him an easy target for criticism.

In contrast, Antony, who came on as a substitute, displayed composure and effort, emphasizing the stark contrast in performance.

Scholes also raised concerns about the manager’s instructions, questioning Bruno Fernandes’ positioning all over the pitch instead of in a more effective attacking role.

Despite Newcastle exploiting vulnerabilities from the wings, manager Ten Hag opted not to make halftime changes.

The decisive goal from Anthony Gordon occurred when Aaron Wan-Bissaka switched off, reflecting a recurring theme throughout the game.

The defeat saw United dropping below Newcastle in the table, highlighting a discrepancy between previous results and actual performance levels during their winning streak.

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