Man United legend Paul Scholes slams Man City fans for being too quiet [Independent]

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For the second time in a week, Man United legend Paul Scholes had publicly slammed Manchester City’s fans.

Man City picked up a disappointing 1-1 home draw with AS Roma in the Champions League earlier in the week, and during the live broadcast of the game Scholes poked fun at the home crowd.

Scholes was hugely critical of the Manchester City home crowd before the game and this continued at the break, joking that the supporters were sitting silent in their seats. 

Now Scholes has fleshed out his thoughts in the Independent on Friday, writing the following:

The first thing that struck me when I got to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night was whether the home support had even realised what an important game it was for their team against Roma.

On Tuesday it got closer and closer to kick-off and I waited for the stadium to come alive. It never happened. There were empty seats, some 8,000 below capacity – and I accept that watching football is an expensive business. But I found it hard to understand why even those who were there did not seem to grasp the reality that City had to beat Roma.

On Tuesday night it was as if the home fans weren’t really bothered. I have wondered in the past if the City fans are still admiring the famous names who are now playing at their ground, rather than trying to make it a difficult place to visit.

I think City have big problems in Group E. 

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