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Paul Scholes tells Man Utd they 'disrespected' Man City with approach to derby

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Manchester United after "disrespecting" Manchester City in their recent derby clash at the weekend.The Red Devils were thrashed by the Premier League champions on Sunday afternoon after Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat tricks.

It has left United sixth in the table while they have now conceded 14 times in the league.And Scholes was left fuming with his old side, insisting that United were disrespectful to City after playing Christian Eriksen in midfield.

Speaking on BT Sport as United beat Omonia 3-2 in the Europa League, he said: "It was a difficult day. READ MORE: Three things Erik ten Hag got right in Man Utd comeback victory over Omonia "You’re playing against not just the best team around but in the world and they got it badly wrong.The manager has to take some responsibility for the team he picked, he went with the team that won four games in a convincing way and went with them again and they were too open.They almost disrespected a great team in City thinking they could go toe-to-toe with them.

Eriksen in that holding midfield role which when you go to Man City… Eriksen can get away with that role against a weaker team."Once you go to Man City you need at least two players in the middle of the pitch who can play the position perfectly well, defensively, Eriksen doesn’t do that, we know how good he is going forward, what a great passer he is."But when you talking about defensive midfield players, knowing how they play the position perfectly well against Foden, De Bruyne, sometimes four or five players in there it’s a difficult job to do, I almost felt sorry for him."READ NEXT: Man Utd to face forgotten Man City academy star in Europa League clash at Omonia Nicosia Cristiano Ronaldo shows off dancing.

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