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Paul Scholes blames two Man United players for ‘really worrying’ weakness vs Bayern Munich



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Manchester United were better against Bayern Munich on Tuesday but not good enough as they lost 1-0 and crashed out of the Champions League.

Erik ten Hag’s side failed to inspire a real threat against the Bayern Munich backline and displayed amateur defending when conceding the only goal of the game.

Whilst the midfield was better than usual, the gaps were exploited by Bayern’s attacking players before Harry Kane slid in the pass for goalscorer Kingsley Coman.

Paul Scholes was vocal before the game about the vulnerabilities of United’s midfield because of Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes’ lack of discipline.

The pairing were joined by Sofyan Amrabat in the midfield, who was selected ahead of Kobbie Mainoo. However, the former United midfielder believes that Mainoo and Amrabat should have been selected together.

“Tonight, again, I asked the question about playing Mainoo in midfield alongside Amrabat in centre midfield because I’m really worried about that area of the pitch,” he told TNT Sports.

“They’ve been so open in that area of the pitch. McTominay doesn’t play with discipline. Bruno Fernandes doesn’t play with discipline.

“Now, on the other hand, McTominay gets goals, but he’s playing against Bayern and trying to go toe to toe with them. It’s a dangerous game because Manchester United won’t play against a team like this in England; not a chance. These are top-quality teams.”

McTominay was rewarded with the opportunity to be the midfielder with the largest license to roam forward but without Fernandes’ creativity in the final third, he had no chances to score.

Meanwhile, Mainoo appeared from the bench and yet again looked impressive in front of Amrabat, who moved back to centre-back later in the game.