Paul Scholes described Manchester United’s performance at Anfield as a “shambles”

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes blasted his former side after their shambolic performance at Anfield saw them lose 2-0 to their arch rivals.

Louis van Gaal's side continued their below par performance when they played Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Daniel Sturridge gave the hosts the lead from the penalty spot in the 20th minute after Memphis Depay brought down Nathaniel Clyne and Roberto Firmino increased the deficit following Michael Carrick's stupid mistake in the 73rd minute.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds now have the advantage heading into next week’s return leg at Old Trafford.

However, Scholes labelled the display from Louis van Gaal’s men as shambles.

Speaking on BT Sport after the tie the United great said: “United were a shambles.

“At 2-0, they’re still in the game, don’t get me wrong.

“But when you’re at Man United I think there are certain standards you have to live up to and I think they’ve fallen well short.

“When we were coming through as players we had great examples likes Robson, Keane, Ince, Bruce setting standards – and we had to live up to those standards.”

He added: “I thought the biggest difference tonight was that Liverpool had a way of playing. United, I didn’t have a clue what they were trying to do.”

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