Former footballers have a habit of winding people up with their comments in the media and Paul Scholes has fallen into that category, with supporters of his former side hoping their club legend will be forced to eat his words later on.
Ahead of the Red Devils’ trip to Anfield to face Liverpool this evening, Scholes has criticised his former employers and stated that Jose Mourinho’s side lack identity, tipping United’s great rivals to inflict a defeat upon the Portuguese’s side this season.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Scholes questioned Mourinho’s selection policy since taking charge at Old Trafford and pointed to the fact he’s using more players that he did at his prime with Chelsea – but the comment that irritated United fans the most consists of ten simple words.
“If you were betting, you would be betting on Liverpool.”
Unsurprisingly, Manchester United fans are furious that a beloved member of their illustrious history is tipping their greatest rivals for a victory this evening.
Paul Scholes’ comments are as reckless as his tackles
— G7 (@UtdNo7) October 17, 2016
Only reason Scholes is talking about confusion is because his mate Rooney isn’t starting anymore, not a peep when Ander or mata are benched
— Rolom (@rolomart10) October 17, 2016
Don’t even bother with Giggs or Scholes comments anymore #MUFC
— Victory and Vodka (@Dazzgill) October 17, 2016
Paul scholes is just a fool
— josh (@jay_django) October 17, 2016
Said nobody ever.
Liked him more when he was the quiet ginger lad
— PatrickHamiltonWalsh (@PatrickHWalsh) October 17, 2016