The two players on the receiving end of Scholes‘critic were Scott McTominay and Fred. The midfield duo had no control over the game and were bullied by Graham Potter’s side.
United trailed two goals at half time after Pascal Gross scored twice in ten minutes.
Red Devils legend Scholes branded their first half acting as ‘shambolic’.
Scholes told Premier League productions: “It was a shocking start for Man United and the first half was really chaotic.
“From the first few minutes there were signs that this was going to go bad.”
The former England midfielder then hit McTominay and Fred.
He added: “McTominay always tried to run with the ball, ridiculous. The quality in the middle of the field was really bad.
“I was glad he wasn’t sent away [for a high challenge] but i think he was a little lucky. Again, he runs with the ball, absolutely ridiculous. It could have easily been a red card. The quality in the middle of the field was not nearly good enough, but we have seen that with these two players in recent years.
“With Fred and McTominayhe [Ten Hag] will have to go with just one of them, but even one of them is probably too many.
“Fred gives the ball away all the time and McTominayHe constantly tries to run with the ball and then gives it away. Pass it on to your best players! It’s not that hard. It’s criminal on a day like today.”
Ten Hag expressed his disappointment about the result afterwards.
He told air sports: “It’s definitely a setback, a real disappointment, but we have to deal with it. I knew from the start that it wouldn’t be easy, it’s a process and it takes time, but we don’t have time. We have to win games and we should have done better.
“I’m analyzing it and it wasn’t necessary. We gave away too many easy balls and the organization was a big mistake. It wasn’t the way we came out, we made it clear how to handle certain situations when we invade. but it happens, we have to analyze it and learn lessons from it.”
“I am not satisfied, not at all”
Erik ten Hag says today’s defeat was a ‘real disappointment’ and it will take time to get Man Utd back on their feet… pic.twitter.com/Z3ygzSmWwE
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United will have to dust off now and put in a much better performance next weekend when they travel to Brentford.