Paul Scholes has blasted Jose Mourinho for his comments after Manchester United beat Newcastle on Saturday.
United came from two goals down to secure a crucial three points at Old Trafford, prompting more questions than answers.
Mourinho made light of Fridayâs reports that he would be sacked this weekend regardless of the result, saying a text from a board member convinced him to ignore the story.
The Portuguese also shared details of his half-time team talk, but it was his comments on Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay that stuck in the craw of Scholes.
âMarcus Rashford was sad on the pitch, Scott McTominay was scared on the pitch. Even older players commit mistakes that are not normal,â Mourinho said, the two players having been substituted in the second half.
Scholes took umbrage, hitting out at Mourinho despite the win.
âI think some of his comments about McTominay and Rashford, I donât think thatâll help them,â Scholes told BT Sport.
âMaybe thatâs a thing he could have done not in front of everybody and given them a bit of confidence, put his arm around them.
âBut to come out and say that, if that was me I wouldnât like that kind of comment saying I was scared on the football pitch.â