GARY NEVILLE reckons Paul Scholes has “snapped” after his former team-mate again savaged Manchester United’s midfielders.

The Red Devils fell to an embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Brighton in their Prem opener yesterday.

-Gary Neville laughed at his old pal Paul Scholes[/caption]

Scholes blasted United’s midfield on Instagram

Scholes, 47, called Scott McTominay and Fred’s performances in the middle “criminal” immediately after the game.

And he was still fuming the following morning.

He wrote on his Instagram story: “Thoughts for the week.

“MDF’s (midfielders) it’s all about body shape when receiving the ball, too many times facing their own goal and can only play one way…

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“Get on the ‘half turn’ for f*** sake and bring your forward more talented players in to the game.

“Have a great week everyone.”

Over on Twitter, Neville could only laugh at his old pal.

He wrote: “And over on Instagram Scholesey has snapped ”


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United fans online backed their former star, with one writing: “Why not give Scholes the chance to coach our midfield.”

Another wrote: “I think Scholes needs to be given a role at United to coach our midfielders. McTominay needs to learn a lot.”

A third blasted: “I guarantee Paul Scholes at 47 is still 2000 times the player McTominay is.”

Yesterday, Scholes said: “Fred constantly giving the ball away.

“McTominay running with the ball in attack when he’s got Sancho, Rashford ahead of him.

The two in the middle of the park, all over the place

Roy Keane

“Should pass the ball to Eriksen. It’s criminal.”

Roy Keane also laid into them, adding: “We shouldn’t be that surprised. We’ve spoken about the changes in the team and the personality of the new manager and of course he will need time.

“But I go back to the personalities in the team. The two in the middle of the park, all over the place.

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“See for the goals, Fernandes and Eriksen, gaps all over.

“Out of possession, Man United are as poor as any team in the Premier League.”

ReutersMan United stars were savaged after losing to Brighton[/caption]

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