@macguffin. “Scholes is contractually obliged to give his honest opinion.”
I would have no problem with Scholes’ comments if they were in any way “neutral” as you seem to think they are but it’s clear as day to me that Scholes is overly critical of anything relating to Manchester United and does not apply the same lofty standards to other clubs and players. He did it during LvGs tenure too and I remember having a similar discussion with you about it.
PS: I think legendaryryangiggs is a big boy and handle being called a “clown” himself. I have taken my fair share of insults on here in the past too, much more creative insults as well. It happens when someone gets a bit emotional, no-one is perfect.
@hatters – I’m not sure what you mean by “neutral”. He’s a pundit not a presenter. The criteria should be that he gives his honest opinion. Are you suggesting he doesn’t.
Seems your gripe is that you think he complains more about United than other teams. That may or may not be true, don’t know how many games you watch where he is the pundit. But if he is more critical then perhaps he’s factoring into his opinion the expectations for United and the player. If he’s watching a small club side and a 5m player then perhaps he doesn’t apply the same “lofty standards”. If a relegation threatened side with Big Sam played boring football of course he wouldn’t raise the roof like he did with United under LvG.
Seems you and others want Scholes to be like a MUTV pundit. Others like me want Scholes to say what MUTV pundits think but dare not say.
Paul Scholes comments on the Pogba performance were spot on. My suspicion was that Pogba was following instructions with a more important game to follow but his lazy, lolloping gait on the day set the tone for the same standard as most of his team mates. I respect Paul as a pundit as much as I did as a player. He is doing a job and doing it much better than the Liverpool pundits.