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Scholes on Mourinho - 'I think his mouth is probably out of control and I think he's embarrassing the club'

The Man United midfield legend was scathing in his assessment of Mourinho on BT Sport last night.


Before kick-off at Old Trafford last night, the pressure was on Jose Mourinho after a run of form that had seen Manchester United draw with Wolves, lose to Derby and fall to defeat to West Ham in their previous three games since they had begun their Champions League campaign with a win against Swiss outfit Young Boys.

The 3-1 loss last Saturday was another hammer blow for Mourinho and before the Valencia game last night, Paul Scholes did not hesitate on BT Sport to heap the criticism upon the embattled manager.

The Man United great admitted his surprise that Mourinho had survived after that reversal against West Ham, expressed his view that the Portuguese boss was ‘embarrassing the club’ and that ‘his mouth is probably out of control’.

After watching the 0-0 draw that unfolded in their Group H meeting with Valencia, Scholes did concede they are in a strong position to qualify from the group.

But the issue of their ‘dull’ style of football surfaced again with Scholes revealing the pundits prefer to ‘sit in the studio and end up watching other screens’ when Mourinho’s side are playing.

And Mourinho’s response after the match when Scholes’ withering words were put to him?

“Honestly I am not interested. Freedom of speech. Free country.”

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