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Paul Scholes says Man United ‘CRUMBLE’ once they concede

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Paul Scholes says Man United ‘CRUMBLE’ once they concede and believes they have no ‘leader’ to cope when the opposition score… after two quickfire capitulations cost them against CopenhagenPaul Scholes pointed out that Man United lack leadership after conceding a goal He argued: ‘There doesn’t seem to be that organisation, that leader in there’ Can Liverpool challenge for the title? Listen to the debate on It’s All Kicking OffBy Luke Power For Mailonline Published: 00:35 GMT, 9 November 2023 | Updated: 00:41 GMT, 9 November 2023 Paul Scholes identified a key issue plaguing this current Manchester United team – once they concede, the floodgates often open. United conceded two goals in two quickfire flurries as they went down 4-3 to Copenhagen in the Champions League.  It is becoming a common occurrence for United this campaign – they leaked quickfire doubles in their previous Champions League outings against Bayern Munich and Galatasaray and have been prone to the same problem in the league. Against Arsenal, Newcastle, and Nottingham Forest, Erik ten Hag’s men let slip twice in quick succession as they sunk into disarray. Scholes told TNT Sports: ‘I thought they showed fight after Rashford was wrongly sent off until the 83rd minute. Where you could say they do slightly crumble is, once they concede one, they concede another straight away. It happened at 2-0 and happened again. Paul Scholes has criticised Man United for habitually conceding goals in quick succession Diogo Dalot should have been more alert and lost his man for United to concede the third goal Scholes points out Raphael Varane as the sort of player who should be taking leadership He also acknowledged Harry Maguire as a character who should be helping the team relax after conceding ‘Dalot sleeps at the back post [for the third goal]. He needs to be aware of where his attacking player is. ‘But then I don’t think there’s a character in the team. They’ve got the [former] England captain and Raphael Varane, so much experience in the team, say “right, come on, ok, we’ve conceded a goal, relax, make sure we don’t concede another one”. ‘There doesn’t seem to be that organisation, that leader in there, to stop the second goal happening and they paid the ultimate price.’The result leaves Manchester United bottom of their Champions League group and requiring big performances against Galatasaray and Bayern Munich. Later in the month they travel to Istanbul to try and avenge themselves of the Turkish champions’ win at Old Trafford, then in December they host already-qualified Bayern at Old Trafford.   IT’S ALL KICKING OFF!  It’s All Kicking Off is an exciting new podcast from Mail Sport that promises a different take on Premier League football.It is available on MailOnline, Mail+, YouTube, Apple Music and Spotify.

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