Paul Scholes has said Manchester United's dressing room is "a disaster" after Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Arsenal.

United's hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four suffered a potentially fatal blow as Nuno Tavares 

Bukayo Saka penalty and Granit Xhaka's 25-yard strike sealed victory with United only able to muster a Cristiano Ronaldo effort in response. 

Speaking on DAZN, Scholes claimed his former club were in disarray behind the scenes having spoken with United midfielder Jesse Lingard.

"It is an absolute mess," Scholes said. "It is a disaster of a dressing room. I had a quick chat with Jesse the other day and I'm sure he won't mind me saying that the dressing room is just a disaster."

United interim coach Ralf Rangnick rejected that assertion, although he admitted the players were not particularly close.

Ronaldo scored his 100th Premier League goal but Rangnick revealed the 37-year-old turned down the chance to take the second-half penalty which Fernandes missed. 

Had United scored, they would have levelled the match at 2-2 after a spell in which they were the better team but Fernandes rolled his effort against the post.