Man Utd legend Scholes pinpoints Erik ten Hag's biggest problem with squad after losing seven-goal thriller vs Bayern | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Scholes believes that his old side "collapse when things go wrong".

Erik ten Hag's side were beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena last night.

The Red Devils conceded twice in four minutes around the half-hour mark, with new goalkeeper Andre Onana committing a howler for the first.

After clambering back into the contest via Rasmus Hojlund's strike, further goals by Harry Kane and Mathys Tel condemned them to defeat – despite Casemiro's late double.

Scholes, 48, was watching on as a pundit for TNT Sports.

After the match, he scathingly said: "There is a weakness to them.

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"There is a soft underbelly and they do seem to collapse a bit when things are going wrong.

"They scored three goals and that is good, but I felt Bayern could then turn it on and score another.

"'I thought there was a big distance between the teams, in that second half especially. 

"First half I thought they did well but still conceded two goals through a lack of concentration.

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"There is experience in the team but I don’t think it is being used. Concentration in Europe is so important, once you concede one goal, it can turn into two and three.

"None of those centre halves are saying 'look Casemiro and Eriksen get in here'.

"Are Casemiro and Eriksen saying to the wide players come in next to me, lets calm the game down?"

After the match, Onana fronted up for his error on TNT Sports – admitting he's not happy with his start in Manchester.

I'm the one who let the team down

He said: "This is the life of a goalkeeper.

"It's difficult. We started very good. After my mistake we lost control of the game. It's a difficult situation for us, for me especially because I'm the one who let the team down.

"We were very good on the ball, they didn't create any chances, their first shot on target I made a mistake. It was the key point and the team went down because of that mistake.

"If we didn't win today it was because of me.

"I have to learn from it and be strong. I have a lot to prove. My start in Manchester hasn't been so good, not how I want. This was one of my worst games."

Last night's defeat means that United have now lost four of their first six matches this season in all competitions.

Reacting to his side's latest setback, Ten Hag said: "Disappointed and when you score three goals in Munich, at the least you have to take a point and we didn't.

"And you have to look in the mirror because the goals were easy giveaways.

"We were in the first 25 minutes better in the game than Munich and then that goal, it was so easy and it was not only Andre.


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"If you see how easy (Leroy) Sane is going through and that has to do with determination, you don't let players through so easy."

The Red Devils are back in action on Saturday night, when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor.

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