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Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/03/2018

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has faulted Jose Mourinho’s tactics against Sevilla in the Champions League return leg in the round of 16 at the Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

The Spanish team shocked Manchester United as Wissam Ben Yedder came off the bench to score a brace and stun the Red Devils at the Old Trafford to book a place for Sevilla in the quarter-final of the tournament.

Though striker Romelu Lukaku fired in a goal, his late strike was not enough to prevent the Spanish team from sealing their qualification to the next round of the Champions League.

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 As the visitors advanced on 2-1 aggregate having played a goalless draw against Manchester United in Sanchez Pizjuan.

 “They keep spending money and yet you hear they are supposedly three or four players away.

“There are players in that United squad to play good attacking football.

“Marcus Rashford was frightening on that left side on Saturday, but he moved him to bring Sanchez into what he thinks is his best position.

“He gave the ball away so often and his manager has to see that in the ten games he has played, he has not been good.

“He needs to choose his best front three and be brave enough to leave one out. At the moment, Sanchez is the one to leave out."

Scholes added: “There was no desire, energy or speed about the team. I can't explain it.

“You go back to the first game which ended 0-0, they didn't even try to win or score a goal.

“It seemed their main plan was to hit long balls to Marouane Fellaini and play for knockdowns.

“That's not good enough in the last 16 of the Champions League," Scholes told BT Sport,

Manchester United will be up against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday for their FA Cup clash at the Old Trafford.