Paul Scholes says Manchester United lack bravery and claims former team-mate Ryan Giggs is ready to replace Louis van Gaal.
The BT Sport pundit tore into United again following their Europa League exit to Liverpool on Thursday night, when the Red Devils failed to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit, falling to a 3-1 aggregate defeat.
Scholes has been an outspoken critic of Van Gaal and United, and the former midfielder identified a weak mentality in the squad.
“We talk about bravery… not about going through people but having the balls to play,” he said.
“To play and to take the ball, receive the ball, pass the ball. Be brave on the ball.
“This United team don’t have that. It’s a mentality thing.”
Van Gaal’s future is under heavy scrutiny, with many fans demanding a change.
Jose Mourinho is the heavy favourite to take over should Van Gaal’s reign be ended a year before the conclusion of his contract.
But Scholes believes assistant boss Giggs should be the man to step in.
“Why not Ryan Giggs?” Scholes asked. (Here are seven reasons, for starters)
“He knows the club, the standards and the expectations.
“I speak to fans who say they need someone with experience.
“Have we not had that for the past two years?”