- Manchester United resisted in difficult circumstances against Luton on Sunday
- Club legend Paul Scholes did not seem to approve of United’s overall performance
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Paul Scholes was unimpressed with Manchester United’s latest win over Luton and claimed his former team were “beaten” despite winning a fourth successive Premier League game.
United moved to within three points of fourth-placed Tottenham when two goals from Rasmus Hojlund separated the teams at Kenilworth Road on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag’s side took an early lead by scoring twice in the opening seven minutes of the match before Luton began to create chances of their own.
Carlton Morris reduced the deficit with a goal in the 14th minute and further attacks opened up United’s defense as they struggled to maintain their lead.
Brazilian midfielder Casemiro was fortunate not to have been sent off for a second reckless tackle when already booked and Harry Maguire also endured a difficult afternoon in the close-knit stadium. Both were brought down at half-time.
Manchester United were badly disappointed defensively in their weekend win over Luton
United missed several chances to extend their lead as Luton threatened a comeback
The visitors sealed the victory thanks to two quick goals from striker Rasmus Hojlund.
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United lost control of the game before the half-time interval and were dominated in periods as Luton rallied and came agonizingly close to taking a share of the spoils in front of a rowdy home crowd.
The hosts finished the match with the longest period of possession, the fewest fouls committed, the most shots and the highest percentage of successful passes, but failed to tie.
United legend Scholes often comments on his team’s performances and criticized his former club’s performance against Luton, who were nervously claiming another victory.
Posting on his Instagram, Scholes said: “Weird Utd team… I think they might be the only team that could win five nil and be beaten!”
The victory continued United’s unbeaten start to the new year and further raised their ambitions to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Paul Scholes published his controversial opinion on United’s performance against Luton on his Instagram
Scholes seemed unimpressed despite his former club claiming their fourth successive Premier League victory.
Despite their disappointing defensive capabilities against Luton, Scholes’ former teammate Gary Neville praised United for bouncing back from their difficult start to the season.
Speaking after the match on Sky Sports, Neville said: “The change in Manchester United’s fortunes coincided with the moment Jim Ratcliffe came on.
“They’ve got players back, Casemiro was out for a long time, they had players in key positions so there was an element of that, but I think the mood has changed.”
“What the fans wanted, what everyone connected with United was simply interference with the complete and utter nonsense we have seen for 10 years.”