United's hopes of progressing through to the last-16 in Europe's elite club competition have been left hanging by a thread with only one matchday left to go in Group A, despite them twice holding a two-goal lead in Wednesday evening's thrilling clash in Istanbul.
Two further high-profile errors from goalkeeper Andre Onana proved extremely costly on the night, but even then Erik ten Hag's side still wasted hatfuls of chances to grab the all-important fourth goal to secure a crucial victory on the continent.
Such a frustrating display at both ends of the pitch led to some stern and honest post-match words from captain Fernandes, who implored his United team-mates to step up and take responsibility for their own individual mistakes in a no-nonsense interview with TNT Sports.
The Portuguese - who assisted Alejandro Garnacho's early opener in Turkey and then scored a brilliant goal of his own before hitting the post late on - also urged United's stars to put the team's needs above their own when pushing for goals, also lamenting the "very bad" goals they conceded and missed chances plus their need for much better game management.
However, such a reflective speech was given short shrift by Old Trafford hero Scholes, who told Fernandes to acknowledge his own errors that contributed to Galatasaray twice being handed important lifelines.
"I know in his interview he is talking about mistakes, but he made two big mistakes tonight by giving two stupid fouls away that lead to two goals," Scholes said in his role as a pundit on TNT Sports.
"The full team, including himself as the captain, have to take responsibility - it's a game they should win.
"They just cannot keep clean sheets - the defence is all over the place, the keeper is making mistakes, Bruno giving away cheap free-kicks.
"It makes the game difficult for them every time and they don't need to do that."