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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.”