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Football news - Paul Scholes hits out at Jose Mourinho for lack of 'class' after celebrations

Scholes hits out at Mourinho for lack of 'class'

08/11/2018 at 15:35Updated 08/11/2018 at 16:40

Paul Scholes has criticised Jose Mourinho’s provocative celebrations after Manchester United defeated Juventus in a stunning Champions League comeback on Wednesday night.

After two goals in the final four minutes secured a vital three points in Europe, Mourinho responded to persistent abuse from the Juve fans, aware of his history as a former manager of rivals Inter, by cupping his hand to his ear.

Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci came across to remonstrate with Mourinho – who defended his actions in his post-match press conference, saying “I didn't insult them, I just made a little thing."

However Scholes, a persistent critic of Mourinho this season, said the reaction was unnecessary.

"This is everywhere he goes. You need to win with a bit of class," Scholes said on BT Sport.

"Shake the manager’s hand, go over and clap your fans. I don't think there's any need for it but that's the way he is."