Jose Mourinho hit out at former Manchester United player Paul Scholes on Monday, claiming the Old Trafford great only “criticises,” after his recent accusation that Paul Pogba “is just strolling through games.”
United manager Mourinho, speaking after his team’s 2-0 Premier League win at Everton on New Year’s Day, also appeared to aim his riposte at Scholes’ “Class of 92” teammates — including Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Ryan Giggs — by describing United’s former players in the media as the “kings of rock and roll.”
But with Scholes taking aim at Pogba in the wake of United’s 0-0 draw at home to Southampton at the weekend, Mourinho claimed the Old Trafford legend will only be remembered as a great player rather than a great pundit.
“I think the only thing Paul Scholes does is criticise,” Mourinho said. “I don’t think he comments, I think he criticises, which is a different thing.
“Not every one of us has to be phenomenal like he was as a player. That does not mean that we all have to be phenomenal.