Paul Scholes beat Fred after the Brazilian “wants AGAIN” to achieve Edin Dzeko’s goal for the Roma – insisting that the midfielder’s “job” was to prevent the Italians from attacking quickly
- Paul Scholes beat up Fred for his role in Edin Dzeko’s Goal for the Roma
- The Manchester United star was unable to pick up Henrikh Mkhitaryan in advance
- And Scholes says the Brazilian was “looking again” for the Red Devils
- United rallied to break the first-half deficit and lightning the Italians on Thursday
Paul Scholes beat up Manchester United midfielder Fred for his role in Edin Dzeko’s goal for Roma Thursday night when the Red Devils legend said the Brazilian “fell by the wayside” at Old Trafford.
United suffered a shock in the Europa League first leg against the Italians in the first half. Lorenzo Pelligrini and Dzeko’s penalty gave the visitors the lead during the break after Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal of the game.
Dzeko scored his sixth goal in five games at Old Trafford, ending a nice attacking move for Paulo Fonseca’s side in which Pelligrini put the ball on a plate for the veteran to come home.
Paul Scholes beat up Fred after the Man United star’s failure resulted in a Roma goal on Thursday
As a result, however, Scholes pointed his finger at Fred, suggesting that the fault for Roma’s second goal lay solely with the Brazilian for not doing his job and stopping the supply line for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was under construction in Pellegrini played.
“That’s why Fred is on the team, he’s on the team to keep that kind of thing from their best midfielder,” said Scholes at BT Sport.
‘He gets in behind him. Fred, please stop it, he’s not contributing and it is his absolute job to stop something like that and he wants to go back. ‘
The Brazilian (L) couldn’t stop a pass into Lorenzo Pellegrini before Edin Dzeko hit home
The former United midfielder said Fred was “back on the lookout” and hadn’t done his “job” for United
Former Man City striker Dzeko gave Roma the lead after Pelligrini hit the spot after a controversial handball against Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman made a sliding challenge to keep a cross from entering the United penalty area and the ball hit his stubborn arm as it went down.
“First of all, it’s a terrible throw-in from Wan-Bissaka, some full-backs don’t look right when they throw the ball and he doesn’t. The Roma are spot on, ”Scholes added to the incident.
United scored five goals in the second half to take control of the Europa League semi-finals
‘What should he do? He slides to block the ball. The only thing he tries to get his arm out of the way and he hits him – there is absolutely nothing he can do about it. ‘
United rallied at halftime and prevailed against their rivals in the second half as Edinson Cavani, Fernandes, Pogba and Mason Greenwood won the game 6-2 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side gave them a big lead on the second leg in Rome.
Solskjaer hasn’t won four semi-finals as United boss and has the best chance of breaking that hoodoo next week and reserving his spot in Gdansk for the final on May 26th.