Scholes slams Man Utd forward for ‘doing nothing’

Man Utd legend Paul Scholes has accused Anthony Martial of “doing nothing” in their 2-1 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Frenchman scored the Red Devils’ only goal of the game as Man Utd were stunned by first-half goals from Demba Ba and Edin Visca.

Martial got one back before the break but it wasn’t enough as Man Utd failed to get back on level terms before the end of the match.

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And despite his goal, Scholes was annoyed at Martial for “doing nothing” when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were in possession.

Scholes told BT Sport: “There was an element of commitment, I just think the quality was so bad.

“The amount of times they gave the ball away, made bad decisions, trying to beat a man. Paul Pogba when he came on he was trying to beat a man, trying to hold someone off instead of passing and keep it moving.

“The movement from the centre forwards was virtually non-existent. Anthony Martial the amount of times I looked up when a midfielder had the ball he was just stood in between the two centre halves doing nothing.

“It was just a real lack of quality, for me, I’m trying to find a reason for it but at the end of the day I think they were in good positions, but the final bit, the quality was really, really lacking.”


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