I worry about him a lot – Paul Scholes says of Manchester United player

Raphael Varane Manchester United
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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has slammed the team’s calamitous defending in our Champions League defeat to Galatasaray on Tuesday night.

Despite taking the lead twice via a Rasmus Hojlund brace, United lost 3-2 to the Turks.

Former Red Devils midfielder Scholes, expressed his concern over the team’s defending, especially the sluggishness and fitness of Raphael Varane.

“I worry about Varane a bit, he has been one of the very best defenders around, in that same ilk at Real Madrid,” Scholes said to TNT Sports.

“I just think his legs are looking sluggish, he can’t keep fit and I worry about him.”

He went further to criticise the team’s defensive frailties:

“Really disappointed. I actually don’t think they played that badly. All the talk before the game was that they couldn’t really score goals and there was a lack of goals in the team.

“It is almost as if we disregarded the defensive side of the game and the defensive side of the team it wasn’t good enough they were wide open at times.

“The rest of it, the centre halves especially. Amrabat, look he’s not a left-back he gets done for the third goal.

“But it was so wide open (the defence) Lindelof and Varane were so soft and weak and we all know what the goalkeeper did as well.”