Paul Scholes described Man Utd player as "big worry" on destroyed team sheet

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Judging by his "depressing" post-match analysis, Paul Scholes must have been tearing his hair out while watching Manchester United lose 2-1 to Fenerbahce.

The defeat in Istanbul prompted a harrowing response from Scholes, who predicted a long road to recovery for his former side on BT Sport.

"It's been quite a painful three years," he said to Jake Humphrey and Michael Owen, per Goal.


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"I think the next 18 months to two years could be very similar until this manager has three or four transfer windows to really get a team that he wants.

"It's been depressing for a couple of years. I think there's three or four better teams than Manchester United in the Premier League. They're just about good enough to challenge for fourth."

The four teams Scholes alludes to are Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

As the dust settles on United's defeat, BT Sport presenter Humphrey has given an insight into how Scholes - and Owen - behaves while watching his old club in action.

The below tweet shows what Scholes did to his team sheet in the studio, perfectly illustrating just how frustrated he gets when United perform so poorly.

Manchester Evening News' eagled-eyed Rob Dawson pointed out that Scholes not only scribbled "Rojo big worry" (top right corner), but crossed out Mourinho's name (bottom right corner).

Owen's team sheet was slightly more cheerful, with his initials drawn in 3D, a wand down the centre and a weird face on the left. Bless.

Scholes further vented his anger at Mourinho's men by insisting they were bullied by Fenerbahce, who they thumped 4-1 at Old Trafford only a few weeks ago.

"United were rattled really," the former midfielder added, "they couldn't handle it.

"For most of the game [Fenerbahce] bullied United. With the two centre-backs (Rojo and Daley Blind) it looked like they were going to concede goals all day long.

"Great strike from Wayne [Rooney], of course it was, but they huffed and puffed again like in the first half.

"They had moments where you thought they looked sharp and you thought they were creating chances, but they rarely looked like scoring a goal... One shot on target, it's not enough."

Two games remain for United in the Europa League group stages - they host Feyenoord in a few weeks' time - during which they cannot afford anything less than victory.

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