Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has accused Erik ten Hag of being naive and failing to arrange his aspect to play properly in large away video games.
Underneath Ten Hag, United have actually struggled to beat perceived larger sides.
This season the Crimson Devils have failed to attain outcomes in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle and Arsenal.
The Crimson Devils suffered one other devastating defeat to David Moyes’ West Ham on the London Stadium.
Second-half targets from Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus sealed United’s destiny and ensured the strain on Ten Hag continued to extend.
Talking TNT Sports activitiesScholes stated: “Final 12 months they struggled within the large video games and final 12 months I additionally felt it was naive to go to good away video games and play with one midfielder whereas the remaining have been attacking.”
“That is the way in which he (Ten Hag) desires to play, however once you go to large groups in England, you possibly can’t afford that. He actually struggled to seek out the precise steadiness they usually come to West Ham right now. It is one other large recreation as a result of you possibly can assure they are going to be tremendous organised.’
Scholes added: “They (West Ham) are troublesome to play in opposition to, however in addition they have good strikers who can get you into bother.”
The 11-time Premier League winner additionally criticized United’s lack of targets in latest video games.
After failing to attain in opposition to the Hammers, it means Ten Hag’s males have now been unable to seek out the again of the online for 4 video games – a spotlight of how dismal the aspect have been.
Scholes commented: ‘United have actual issues. Scoring targets is an actual downside. It is 4 video games and not using a objective and with out actually creating. Second half I am unable to consider a save that the goalkeeper needed to make. Typically you undergo seasons the place one or two of your strikers wrestle with confidence and may’t rating targets, however that is all of them.”
“You speak about McTominay with six targets as high scorer, he’s a midfielder. The attackers need to step up, get confidence from someplace and be a risk to the workforce. There is no such thing as a risk within the workforce. You need to say that it’s a very patched workforce.”
The ex-England worldwide additional acknowledged: “I do know younger Mainoo made the error however I assumed he was excellent all recreation, very managed and truly performed above his age. I assumed the younger centre-back did not actually have a lot to do, however scoring targets is an actual downside they usually have to resolve it someway.”
Scholes revealed that it’s a main concern that Marcus Rashford can’t get into the workforce and is struggling for type regardless of being good final season.
He advised TNT Sports activities that in soccer it’s best to teach gamers find out how to defend as a unit, however the hardest process of all is to indicate skilled footballers find out how to rating targets.