Scholes blames the midfield for United’s loss to Arsenal

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Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has blamed the midfield, for not being good enough in the loss to Arsenal on Sunday.

The visitors snatched a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, to pick up their first away win at any top six side since 2015, and a first at old Trafford in 14 years, no thanks to a Pierre Emerick Aubameyang penalty.

But Scholes, who spoke recently to Premier League productions believes that as good as the Gunners were, United’s midfield may have made things too easy for them.

He said, “It’s as poor as I’ve seen Manchester United at Old Trafford to be honest with you.

“You have to give Arsenal credit, they were very good but on other hand, you have to expect more from United and the two midfield players especially.

“I said at half-time if you’re going to get your best, most creative players who can score goals on the ball then the two in midfield have to have some kind of possession and some kind of control but the quality was missing from them two.

“They were playing as centre-halves, not central midfield players.”

United are currently facing their joint worst start to a premier league season, after picking up just 7 points from a possible 18.