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Paul Scholes: ‘Whole Manchester United coaching staff should have left’

Paul Scholes: ‘Whole Manchester United coaching staff should have left’

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said that the entire coaching staff at Old Trafford should have left the club with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday.

Solskjaer was relieved of his duties as head coach at the weekend following a poor run of form, but Michael Carrick has been placed in charge of first-team affairs, with Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan supporting the club’s former central midfielder.

However, Scholes has claimed that Carrick, McKenna and Phelan should also have left with Solskjaer, with all of the coaching staff responsible for the team’s recent struggles.

“We talk about the people above,” Scholes told BT Sport. “Four weeks ago after that Liverpool game, that was the time, the time we knew Ole was going to go, it was obvious.

“So the people above needed to prepare the next manager and next batch of the staff. I’d almost be embarrassed to be on the staff right now, after what happened to Ole, they all should’ve gone. Whether they were sacked or went off their own back because they were part of Ole’s team.

“Ole trusted them each week to prepare and they’ve let the club and the players down just as much as Ole has. If you’re Ole, a man manager, he’s trusting Michael and Kieran … so they also need to take responsibility for the performances on the pitch, so what’s going to change? [A new manager] should have been lined up by now.”

Man United have reportedly been in talks with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde over the interim managerial position at Old Trafford.

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