PAUL SCHOLES has criticised Thomas Tuchel for praising the ‘quality’ of Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United.
Neither the Blues nor Red Devils were able to break the deadlock in a drab Sunday evening stalemate.
Thomas Tuchel was happy with the quality on offer in Sunday’s drawCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Paul Scholes felt both sides floundered in front of goal at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Chelsea remain unbeaten in Tuchel’s nine games in charge although most post-game talk was dedicated to Callum Hudson-Odoi avoiding giving away a penalty in a controversial handball call.
Tuchel said afterwards: “It was a high quality game between two very strong teams.
“We suffered in the first-half but overall it was an even game. In the second-half I thought we were really strong.
“I thought we were closer to winning it, but there was a lot of quality on the pitch.
“Performance-wise I’m satisfied. We defended very well in the last line and I’m very happy with that.”
Former United star Scholes was unimpressed with the Chelsea boss being content with the performance.
Both sides’ inability to test the goalkeepers came in for criticism from the 46-year-old.
He explained on Premier League Productions: “I actually think Tuchel was watching a different game on his iPad when he said it was a game ‘full of high quality’.
“I didn’t see one bit of quality throughout the game.
“The number of times players got in good positions but failed with easy passes. Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes…
“There was quality on the pitch, don’t get me wrong, but did any of them show it? I don’t think they did.”
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