Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Fred and Scott McTominay let the team down in the Premier League 1-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.
In a game where Arsenal dominated United on the tactical side but did not have enough creativity to produce scoring chances to hurt the Red Devils, the match decider was an Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty on 70 minutes.
Scholes reacted to the performance with the belief that the central midfielder did not make the difference that was needed.
"It’s as poor as I’ve seen Manchester United at Old Trafford to be honest with you," Scholes told Premier League Productions.
"You have to give Arsenal credit, they were very good but on other hand you have to expect more from United and the two midfield players especially.
"I said at half-time if you’re going to get your best, most creative players who can score goals on the ball then the two in midfield have to have some kind of possession and some kind of control but the quality was missing from them two.
"They were playing as centre halves, not central midfield players.
He added: "There was a lack of fight, a lack of spirit, a lack of determination to get balls into the box, to create chances like you’d expect with 10 minutes to go.
"They ran out of ideas and only had two shots on target, one of which was [Nemanja] Matic on his right-foot. It’s a disappointing afternoon but one they’ll have to bounce back from,” concluded the midfield legend.
Up next is a UEFA Champions League to Turkey to battle Instabul Basaksehir on Wednesday night.