Manager Jose Mourinho has hit back at former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes for his recent criticism of Paul Pogba.
Scholes, working as a pundit for BT Sport, questioned the £89m midfielder’s fitness, attitude and position, after the 0-0 draw against Southampton.
“I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise,” said Mourinho.
“Pogba tries his best all the time. Scholes will be in history as a phenomenal player. Not as a pundit.”
Scholes’ comments came after United’s third successive draw, on Saturday.
The 43-year-old, who won 11 league titles at Old Trafford, had said: “He does not look like a player who will win you games and that is what you pay £90m for.
“No-one in England should be getting near him, but he is being asked to do a role he is not comfortable in.
“You have to say the manager has to take responsibility for that.”