Football Soccer - Manchester United v FC Midtjylland - UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg - Old Trafford, Manchester, England - 25/2/16 BT Sport's Paul Scholes before the game Action Images via Reuters / Jason CairnduffLivepic
CAIRO – 1 January 2017: José Mourinho had a raining of criticisms. The coach of Manchester United cannot stand the comparison with Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
Manchester City are above their ever rival, Manchester United, with 15 points. The Portuguese coach of Manchester United, Mourinho, attacked the Spanish coach of Manchester City, Guardiola, and his club, City, in recent weeks; trying to justify United’s failure with City’s big expenses this season.
The latest criticism has come from a historic Old Trafford player, Paul Scholes, who has not hesitated to refute Mourinho's recent complaints about the economic power of the City: "His comments seem strange and unfortunate, because he also has a lot of money. The problem is to know how to spend it conveniently."
The ex-Englishman midfielder recalled that: "Mourinho is 14 [now 15] points behind City and the last thing he should do is talk about them, City have done their job very well, Guardiola has improved the team sportingly with the signings, he has been successful in investing the money."
Scholes was even tougher with Paul Pogba, for whom United paid €110 milliontwo years ago and this season is offering a performance far below his possibilities: "Where is the Pogba we saw in Juventus? Where is the player who bought United? That one that was in the whole field, fighting, fighting, running towards the rival, scoring goals from 25 yards. Now he only walks through the field."
Scholes was not the first to point to the low performance of the French midfielder. A few days ago, the also ex-English national Frank Lampard made similar remarks.