Paul Scholes calls his critics ‘b *** ends’ and hits back on the ‘s ** t’ he got after downplaying Villarreal’s last chances in the Europa League against his former club Manchester United – while he digs into Unai Emery’s tactics
- Paul Scholes didn’t give Villarreal much of a chance to beat Man United
- The Spaniards played the long game and won the Europa League on penalties
- Scholes had emphasized how Villarreal had finished seventh in a ‘bad La Liga’
- Former midfielder hit back at sniper critics calling them ‘b *** ends’
Paul Scholes has hit back on the critics who chose to remind him of his choice words about Villarreal ahead of the Europa League final.
Scholes took to the main stage as one of BT Sport’s pundits for the showdown in Gdansk, where his former club Manchester United, led by longtime teammate and friend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was defeated by the Spanish after a penalty shootout.
The match went the distance after two halves of extra time failed to separate the sides from a 1-1 score, and it was only after David De Gea missed the decisive penalty kick that football fans opted to quickly remind Scholes of what he said prior to kickoff.
Paul Scholes has hit back on the critics who reminded him of what he said about Villarreal
Scholes shared this message on Instagram, saying he was deeply grieved for his opinion
When discussing the underdogs ‘chance against United, Scholes had said,’ You’re playing against Villarreal here.
‘You play against a team that finished seventh in a very bad La Liga. Think Real Madrid and Barcelona, how bad have they been?
“Manchester United should comfortably win this game.”
United would eventually leave Poland empty-handed and a day later, Scholes still appeared to be online.
The 46-year-old chose to re-share one of the samples on his personal Instagram page, which featured an image of Scholes and his quote before the match, along with a dubbed caption: ‘Welcome to La Liga Scholesy . ‘
David de Gea’s missed penalty gave United the defeat against Emery’s Villarreal side
The United legend added his own takeover to the top of the picture, then directed a thinly veiled dig at Unai Emery’s tactics, suggesting the former Arsenal boss had taken a negative turn.
Scholes replied, “I got some s *** here today … sitting on the edge of your box for 120 minutes is now apparently a tactical masterclass, do me a favor, b *** ed.”
The last word was a bell emoji, while Scholes sought a creative way to get back to his critics and let them know what he thinks of their mockery.
After the full-time whistle in Gdansk, Scholes certainly didn’t pull a punch when it came to judging his former team, who were big favorites to secure the trophy and lift a first piece of silverware under Solskjaer.
Scholes struggled to hide his frustration at seeing United not finish the job, accusing his former side of becoming ‘a beautiful club’ without a relentless lead.
Scholes noted after the game that United have become a team that seems to be losing well
He said, ‘It’s hard to get out of that game and give them credit, they were no good tonight.
Overall, progress has been made. But does losing hurt enough? It has almost become an accepted thing. Where are the requirements from Ole’s point of view?
He’s made progress, but this club expects to win trophies. If it starts in the next few years and there is still nothing, he might have a problem. There the demands are not where he should win.
‘A few players, it doesn’t hurt them. Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, they won’t like it.
‘They look like they are quite hurt, the others can look acceptable even from the manager. They have become a fun club, ”he added.