Scholes and Ferdinand wade in to Man Utd's flops

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Man Utd down and out in the Champions League
Man Utd down and out in the Champions League

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League after a 3-2 defeat against Wolfsburg in Germany and in the opinion of two of the club's former icons, they got precisely what they deserved.

Europa League football on Thursday nights will be on the agenda for Louis van Gaal and his United side after they finished third in a less than daunting Champions League Group B.

It inspired a typically honest Paul Scholes to offer this view on their demise, with the United great and outspoken critic of Van Gaal's tactics not impressed by what he saw as a BT Sport pundit.

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand also suggested Van Gaal could have no excuses as his side were dumped into UEFA's second string competition.

He went on to suggest United's players should be ashamed as they were dumped into the Europa League:

Former Man Utd striker Michael Owen was equally unforgiving, as he pointed a finger of blame at manager Louis van Gaal on BT Sport: