Following Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Sheffield United in the FA Cup, Paul Scholes has given a terrible review of our football. Working as a pundit for BT Sport, he claimed it would take him days to get over a performance like that if he had been in the team.
As players, you have to lift the crowd – we saw Memphis lift the crowd in the 70th minute with a shot, okay it wasn’t on target, but it gets you going, you need to make something happen as a footballer at this club. People need digging out sometimes, there seems to be an acceptance of bad performance. I’d have my head in my hands, I’d be depressed, it’d take me two or three days to get over that performance.
What inspires them now? You’ve just seen 90 minutes of boring, defensive. I tried to defend this team for the last two or three weeks, it’s getting more and more difficult to do, every time you come to Old Trafford this is what you see – negative football. You talk about 31 shots in the last two games, they’ve only scored two goals.