Watch: Scholes says Man Utd player told him ‘dressing room is a disaster’

Videos
Former Man Utd midfielder Paul Scholes BT Sport Pundit. 26 December 2020.

Manchester United’s season is effectively over and Paul Scholes has revealed one of the players believes that the dressing room is “a disaster”.

The 3-1 defeat away to top-four rivals Arsenal leaves United’s hopes of Champions League football next season hanging by a thread.

It had already long since been confirmed that this will be the club’s fifth successive campaign without any silverware after disappointingly early exits from the League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League.

And now it appears that there’s little but pride to play for in the final four league fixtures. If they win each of them, they’ll finish the campaign on 66 points – which appears extremely unlikely to see them finish ahead of Arsenal or Tottenham to clinch fourth place.

Red Devils legend Scholes believes that one of the reasons for his former club’s dramatic drop-off this season – they finished second last term – is due to the low morale and lack of camaraderie within the dressing room at Old Trafford.

Speaking as a pundit on DAZN Canada’s coverage of United’s latest defeat, Scholes said: “It’s an absolute mess. It’s a disaster of a dressing room.

“I had a quick chat with Jesse [Lingard] there. I’m sure he won’t mind me saying, the dressing room is just a disaster.”

Scott McTominay also gave an honest assessment of his side’s shortcomings in an interview with BT Sport.

“There are a whole load of problems in terms of players, staff and everything higher up,” the midfielder said.

“But for us, when you get home and take a look in the mirror, you can’t be satisfied conceding three at Arsenal when we deserved to win the game.

“We had a half-decent game today but the belief, so big in football, it’s just not there at the minute.”


More Manchester United

Watch: Bruno Fernandes squanders great Man Utd chance vs. Arsenal

Can you name Man Utd’s top scorer from every Premier League season?