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Paul Scholes loses first game to Salford head after being sunk by late Port Vale goal

Paul Scholes loses first game in temporary Salford City leadership while League Two’s Class 92 team is beaten at Port Vale

  • Salford got the chance to take the lead, but Scott Brown missed from the spot
  • Paul Scholes was hired as janitor boss after Graham Alexander was fired
  • Colombian winger Cristian Montano scored a late winner for the home side

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has lost his first game as Salford City concierge manager.

Scholes’ side had the chance to take the lead from the spot after Ian Henderson was ambushed by Port Vale defender Leon Legge, but Scott Brown had saved his penalty and Henderson put the rebound over the bar.

The Valiants punished Salford with a late hit from winger Cristian Montano, who turned out to be the winner.

Paul Scholes suffered defeat in his first game as Salford City's caretaker boss in Vale Park

Paul Scholes suffered defeat in his first game as Salford City’s caretaker boss in Vale Park

The 45-year-old former Oldham manager said: ‘It was hard to take, we played really good football at times, we missed the penalty and the rebound and also a good chance towards the end, I was not that dissatisfied. with the team I thought they were trying to play the way we wanted to play. ‘

“With the quality that is in this team, especially in the attacker, you would expect a few goals from that, but it wasn’t like that today.”

Looking at Salford’s next game at home against Southend on Tuesday, Scholes said, “If we play in a similar way to tonight’s, I think we’ll be fine.”

28-year-old Colombian winger Cristian Montano scored an 86th minute winner for Port Vale

28-year-old Colombian winger Cristian Montano scored an 86th minute winner for Port Vale

28-year-old Colombian winger Cristian Montano scored an 86th minute winner for Port Vale

Scholes is part of a consortium of former Manchester United players who own the League Two club.

He was appointed as caretaker manager after Graham Alexander was fired on Monday.

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