Man Utd legend Paul Scholes slams 'Under-10s' defending as Robin van Persie also blasts Red Devils

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Paul Scholes slammed his former side's 'Under-10s' defending as they fell behind to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

The Turkish champions selected the 35-year-old former Chelsea star as they took on the Red Devils on home soil.

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And the Senegalese poacher was handed a gift in the 12th minute.

With United having been on the attack, it was Ba that suddenly found himself through on goal, following one hopeful punt downfield.

The experienced forward took it on his chest perfectly, before outpacing Nemanja Matic in a race that won't exactly go down in history as particularly scintillating.

He then slotted past Champions League debutant Dean Henderson to give his side the lead.

And Old Trafford favourite Scholes pulled no punches with his withering assessment on BT Sport.

He said: "That goal is completely down to organisation. It’s like Under 10’s football.

"What the back four were doing I have no idea, it’s embarrassing."

Co-commentator Martin Keown labelled it as 'comical', while Robin van Persie also ripped into the Red Devils.


The Dutchman, 37, said: "I've never seen a goal conceded like that first goal – usually you leave two defenders at the back."

Things went from bad to worse in the 40th minute, when Edin Visca made it 2-0 to the home side.

Henderson was powerless to stop the Bosnian rifling home.

And United's defending looked farcical, as three defenders tried to scramble back onto the goal line.

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