Neil Lennon: Man United players belong in Europa League
Neil Lennon runs the rule over Manchester United's Champions League exit
Neil Lennon says the current Manchester United players belong in the Europa League.
The Red Devils crashed out of Europe’s top tier competition on Tuesday night following a 3-2 defeat by Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in their final group-stage game.
United drop into the Europa League after the 20-time English champions finished in third place ahead of CSKA Moscow but crucially behind Wolfsburg and PSV Eindhoven.
And former Celtic manager Lennon believes Van Gaal has to answer some tough questions after a disappointing performance in the Champions League this season.
Asked if United are a Europa League side now, Lennon told TV3: “Not in terms of stature but certainly in terms of players.
“Particularly before the game, there was so many question marks being asked of the players.
“Louis van Gaal has some serious questions to answer.
“It was a comfortable group to come out of.”
Van Gaal’s United side won two games in the Champions League group stage, beating CSKA Moscow and PSV at Old Trafford.
However, the three-time European Cup winners lost to PSV and Wolfsburg on the road, whilst they failed to beat CSKA in Moscow.
The Red Devils make the trip to Eddie Howe’s Chelsea conquerors Bournemouth in the Premier League at Dean’s Court on Sunday.