Patrice Evra has told Paul Scholes to "stop throwing bombs" after the Man Utd legend seemingly made a dig at new signing Odion Ighalo.

The former United midfielder is currently holidaying in Dubai, where he met up with his old Red Devils teammate Dwight Yorke .

Scholes played in the same treble-winning side of 1999 with Yorke, who formed a formidable partnership with Andy Cole in attack.

United loanee Ighalo has previously mentioned both Yorke and Cole as his idols growing up, though the striker's transfer has been met with some scepticism around Old Trafford.

Posting a picture with Yorke on to his Instagram account, Scholes said: "Now this is a centre forward, good to see you @officialdwightyorke."

His comment could be perceived as an underhanded criticism of the calibre of United's latest signing.

Evra was quick to spot the remark, and replied: "Why you have to mention is a centre forward? Stop throwing too many bombs Scholesy."

The Frenchman included laughing and love heart emojis in his post, to show he was only joking with his ex-teammate, but his message was clear all the same.

Evra responded to Scholes telling him to "stop throwing bombs"
Evra responded to Scholes telling him to "stop throwing bombs"

Ex-United defender Gary Neville - who came through the youth ranks alongside Scholes - has previously been vocal about his old club's pursuit of Ighalo.

"They just needed a body in that area," Neville told Sky Sports last week. "[Marcus] Rashford's going to be out for another couple of months.

"I can't let the club off the hook though, unfortunately. Romelu Lukaku told us a couple of weeks ago that he had said he was going to leave last February or March.

"That's nine months to be able to manoeuvre and get into a position to sign a striker for the club for the long-term. And yet they have ended up desperately doing one on Deadline Day.

"The boy may do very well. He might come in and settle in, he might score goals and do a job for the club.

"But the fact that the club were in that position, knowing that Sanchez and Lukaku were leaving for many, many months, tells us that Manchester United , at this moment in time, are struggling to navigate through the transfer market smartly."

Anthony Martial (R) has also come under fire
Anthony Martial (R) has also come under fire

Martial struggled against Wolves at the weekend, prompting United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to defend his frontman.

Premier League legend Alan Shearer was unimpressed with Martial however.

"He [Martial] just looks uninterested," Shearer told the Sun . "I never get the impression he enjoys playing football — which is something I’ve not really come across too much in the game before.

"He has one good game followed by three average ones — he’s a very frustrating player to watch."