Watch: Paul Scholes tears into Rangnick after Man Utd’s CL exit

BT Sport Pundit Paul Scholes talks Manchester United. December 2020.

Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester United need a ‘proper coach’ following their Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

Ralf Rangnick felt the brunt of the criticism from Scholes at full time following Atleti’s 1-0 win. Questioning the interim manager, the ex-United midfielder said: “How [Ralf Rangnick] was chosen to be the manager of this club for six months, I don’t know.

“Getting a proper coach for this team is a massive thing. There’s some real talent in this squad.

“The very first thing this club needs to do to get anywhere near winning the league again is getting in a proper coach who works for this team.”

“This isn’t a terrible group of players,” he continued. “I think if you give this group of players a structure and way of playing, there’s some real talent in the squad.

“They’re not as talented as the teams above them (in the Premier League), we know that. But, the very first thing this club needs to do, to get anywhere near winning the league again, is get a proper coach.

“Get a coach that suits the players, give them two or three years to build a squad of players that will challenge.”

United’s defeat ensured a fifth consecutive season without living silverware – the club’s worst run since 1974.

Speaking about the rebuilding job needed at Old Trafford, Rio Ferdinand said: “There’s so much work to be done.

“If you are looking to come here, it is a great project to be a part of.

“But I think managers might look at others clubs because there is less pressure where the spotlight isn’t on them as much.”

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