Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has hit out at midfielder Paul Pogba after the Frenchman admitted that his attitude was not correct ahead of the match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Pogba was not at his best as United fell to an embarrassing 3-2 defeat on Sunday.
The Frenchman was captaining United for the second time this season but was sloppy with and without the ball, drawing criticism from Scholes.
The midfielder didn’t help his own cause after the match when he admitted that his mindset prior to the game was wrong.
As reported on Eurosport, Scholes simply could not believe what he was hearing and said:
I hope that is lost in translation. There is no defence for that comment, there is no defence for it.
You say it to yourself, don’t you? You’re constantly saying to yourself: ‘Attitude right, make sure it’s right.’ You don’t need other people to tell you. You don’t need a manager to tell you that or your team-mates.
There’s a lack of leaders in the team. We thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn’t there today. He had another really poor game. He’s so inconsistent.
Pogba managed to get his name on the scoresheet with a late penalty but it was a mere consolation on a day to forget for the Red Devils.
Pogba, who won the World Cup with France over the summer, looked imperious against Leicester City last week but put in a poor display as the Reds already fall three points behind defending champions Manchester City.