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Scholes: “United are just an average team”

Wolfsburg-v-Manchester-United (1)Paul Scholes has described Manchester United has an “average side” delivering average performances and added it was not surprising to see them knocked out of the Champions League.

United crashed out of European football’s elite competitions after losing 3-2 at Wolfsburg on Tuesday night, as they failed to hold on to an early lead and conceded three largely avoidable goals.

“United just look like an average team really,” Scholes said on BT Sport at full-time.

“With an average team, you get average performances.

“I think it’s more of a disaster when you’re surprised by it.

“But it doesn’t feel like a disaster to me because I’m not surprised.”

The former United midfielder added it was not surprise United have failed to reach the knockout stages, as they have looked distinctly average throughout their Champions League campaign, despite being included in a relatively easy group.

“It’s a team that has been poor in almost every game in the Champions League and it’s in a shocking group really,” he said.

“You think of these two teams, will these two teams get to the quarter finals?

“I wouldn’t have thought so, I think whatever team these two teams get, they’ll get knocked out in the next round.”

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  1. colver

    9 December 2015 at 12:30

    I think the real problem is an average coach. Fergie won titles and got past the group stage with much more average players than we currently have.

    LVG has done a professional job in terms of organizing us defensively turning a bunch of pretty mediocre players into an effective unit. But he hasn’t got the best out of the players we have that are definitely above average such as Martial, Mata, Herrera, Schneiderlin and dare I say it, Rooney as well. You can maybe play his style of football if are Barcelona or Bayern Munich and can get away with basically passing the ball into the goal. But the slow build up play does our players absolutely no favors at all and we need to play with more directness, more pace, more urgency and more unpredictability.

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