Paul Scholes reacts to Man United’s 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg

Paul Scholes labels Manchester United as an 'average team' after their Champions League elimination

Paul Scholes described Manchester United as an “average” team after they were dumped out of the Champions League at the hands of Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils took the lead in Germany in the 10th minute when Anthony Martial slotted home after latching on to Juan Mata’s perfectly weighted through ball.

United just look like an average team really

Paul Scholes

However, Wolfsburg equalised within three minutes through Naldo’s volley and then took the lead themselves when Vieirinha finished a superb flowing team move.

United drew level in the 82nd minute through Josuha Guilavogui’s own goal, but the home side replied moments later thanks to Naldo’s header in the 84th minute.

The result parachuted the Red Devils down into the Europa League after they finished third in their group behind Wolfsburg and PSV Eindhoven.

Former United midfielder Scholes admitted that he had not been impressed by most of the Red Devils’ performances in Europe this season.

Asked if the result leaves Louis van Gaal under pressure, Scholes told BT Sport: “Yes, I think he will be a little bit. He’ll look at the injuries after this game… he’s not in a great situation.

“You have to say, the young players who played tonight did well and for the first time in a while it was quite an exciting game to watch.

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“But the [goalless] home game against PSV Eindhoven was the killer, really. They went to Wolfsburg tonight and you saw how much they tried to score goals. In the last half an hour of that PSV game there was no urgency, no threat, no quality.”

“United just look like an average team really. And with an average team, you get average performances.”

The Red Devils take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

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