Paul Scholes slams Man Utd coaching staff after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking

Scholes did not mince his words
Scholes did not mince his words / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Paul Scholes has pulled no punches when discussing the current situation at his former club Manchester United following the sacking of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer was finally relieved of his duties on Sunday following a torrid run of form which culminated in a humiliating 4-1 defeat away to Premier League strugglers Watford - a result which proved to be the final straw for the United hierarchy.

Former assistant manager Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge of the Red Devils as the club search for a suitable interim boss to see them through to the end of the season, at which point a permanent appointment will be made. Coaches Kieran McKenna and Mike Phelan have been kept on as assistants.

However, Scholes - who is Carrick's former teammate and played under Phelan when he was Sir Alex Ferguson's right-hand man - has criticised Solskjaer's coaching staff for not leaving Old Trafford too.

Speaking on BT Sport ahead of Carrick's first game in charge against Villarreal in the Champions League, Scholes said: "You ask the question 'will they be any better tonight?' It's the same people running the team.

"Arguably it's more Kieran McKenna and Michael Carrick who's been preparing the team. So how that changes now, I don't know."

He continued: "I would be embarrassed being on the staff now. I think they [Carrick, McKenna, Phelan] all should have gone, sacked or gone off their own back.

"They were part of Ole's team, he trusted them each week to prepare a team for games. They have let the club down as much as Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] has.

"If I was in their position now I'd be feeling guilty working at this football club still when Ole put so much trust in them."