Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, April 27.
Paul Scholes says Paul Pogba has failed to learn from mistakes at Manchester United
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes Paul Pogba has failed to learn from his previous mistakes as he prepares to leave Old Trafford. The France international is out of contract at the end of the season and is expected to leave the club on June 30 after showing no sign of being prepared to put pen to paper on a new deal.
The midfielder was jeered as he was substituted against Norwich City at Old Trafford just over a week ago, meaning it suggests that the relationship between him and the club’s supporters has reached the end of the road. And it looks like he has played his final game after limping off during their defeat to Liverpool last week.
Pogba, as revealed by the Manchester Evening News earlier this month, has been given an offer by French giants Paris Saint-Germain. The Ligue 1 club have frequently been linked with his signature in recent months and could take him back to his homeland.
Erik ten Hag already has two players that could save Manchester United millions this summer
There is no disguising the size of the challenge awaiting Erik ten Hag at United this summer. Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal was another stark reminder of just how much work needs to be done at Old Trafford this summer, both with the personnel within the squad and the shift in culture that the club needs, in a bid to put itself back on the road to recovery.
Individual mistakes were, once again, the architects of United’s latest collapse and it has reached the stage where nobody is surprised anymore. The defending from Raphael Varane and Alex Telles in the build-up to Nuno Tavares’ third-minute opener was far too casual and uninspiring, highlighting exactly why United have conceded nine goals in their last three Premier League outings and boast the worst defensive record of any side currently camped inside the top-eight in the table.
They have now shipped 51 goals in 34 matches this season. Whilst Varane, who has been one of United’s better defenders this season, and Telles were guilty for the first goal, it was Bruno Fernandes, who had earlier missed the chance to bring Ralf Rangnick’s side level from the penalty spot, that was guilty of paving the way for Arsenal to net their third.