Saturday 21 April 2018

'No urgency, no threat, no quality' - Old Trafford legends slam Man United performance

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and goalkeeper David de Gea, from left, look dejected after Naldo scored Wolfsburg's third goal
Manchester United's Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and goalkeeper David de Gea, from left, look dejected after Naldo scored Wolfsburg's third goal
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League after a 3-2 defeat against Wolfsburg in Germany and in the opinion of two of the club's former icons, they got precisely what they deserved.

Europa League football on Thursday nights will be on the agenda for Louis van Gaal and his United side after they finished third in a less than daunting Champions League Group B.

It inspired a typically honest Paul Scholes to offer this view on their demise, with the United great and outspoken critic of Van Gaal's tactics not impressed by what he saw as a BT Sport pundit.

“No threat, no urgency, no quality, United just looked like an average team really,” Scholes said.

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand also suggested Van Gaal could have no excuses as his side were dumped into UEFA's second string competition.

“At this level, if you don’t defend, you get punished. They have not been good enough through the course of the campaign,” Ferdinand added.

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