Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has placed the blame for the Red Devils’ late collapse against Sevilla at the feet of head coach Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag, of course, guided his side back into action a short time ago.
Amid an ongoing pursuit of a cup treble, United welcomed struggling La Liga outfit Sevilla to Old Trafford, for the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final tie between the clubs.
And, late in the action in Manchester, the hosts looked in firm control, owing to a double on the part of Marcel Sabitzer.
After Jesus Navas’ delivery across the face of goal was deflected home by way of Tyrell Malacia, though, Sevilla were afforded a lifeline.
And the Andalusians went on to take full advantage of their stroke of luck courtesy of another deep into injury time, on this occasion Youssef En-Nesyri’s wayward header cannoning off Harry Maguire, before somehow making its way beyond David de Gea:
On a night which promised so much, all associated with Manchester United, in turn, were left to lick their wounds, ahead of next week’s return leg in Seville.
And though it was the Red Devils’ stars who bore the brunt of the blame in the eyes of the club’s fans post-match, as alluded to above, boss Erik ten Hag was not immune to criticism, either.
Speaking as part of his punditry role on BT Sport this evening, Paul Scholes took aim at the Dutch tactician, revealing his opinion that his own former manager at Old Trafford - Sir Alex Ferguson - ‘wouldn’t have allowed’ for such complacency: