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Ex-Manchester United stars feel current team isn’t good enough

by Tanveer Arayan

Michael Owen, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand feel the players Louis van Gaal has shown the door to are better than his current side.

The Dutch manager’s team crashed out of the Champions League after a 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg in Germany on Tuesday night.

Van Gaal has spent more than £250 million on new players and the trio feel that his squad has not improved since he joined Manchester United.

Michael Owen claimed that David de Gea, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling would be the only players that would get into their starting line-up.

Owen told told BT Sport: “This is a worse squad now.

The players Louis van Gaal has let go in the last 18 months would beat tonight’s team.

“Rafael, Evans, Evra, Nani, Kagawa, RVP, Nani, Chicarito, Januzaj, Welbeck.

“Smalling and Carrick would get in.”

While I agree in the fact Man United didn’t adequately replace all players that left, there were plenty of payers who deserved to leave and it was the right decision to let them go.

Prior to his dismissal, Javier Hernandez was a striker past his time at United but now he has turned into the best thing since sliced bread at Bayer Leverkusen. It has immediately led to questions about whether van Gaal should have let him go, fair enough, but let’s not be under any illusion that we all thought he was let go for the right reason when he did leave.

At the end of the day, United’s massive transition was always going to be difficult to cope but some of our ex-players going on to do well hasn’t made it any easier. It is now up to van Gaal to make sure those current players show they were the right people to place our faith in.

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