Ex-United stars attack Juve display


Paul Scholes was ‘embarrassed’ by Manchester United’s first-half display against Juventus, while Rio Ferdinand felt it was ‘men against boys’.

Juve may have only beaten United 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, but the Bianconeri were generally considered to be far superior to Jose Mourinho’s side.

“Juventus have outclassed United in every area of the pitch I think,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“Credit to Dybala he’s finished it well. I give Juventus credit for an away performance against a big club, not a big team as they once were, but they have been so composed.  

“There is such a gulf in class. When United have the ball they look nervous. Is Mourinho happy with that? Maybe he is.

“Who knows? When you’re watching that you are a little bit embarrassed. All eyes were on Ronaldo on his homecoming to Old Trafford and he was afforded acres of space with United struggling to keep pace with the vistiors’ dynamic and inventive midfield.”

Ferdinand added: “It’s very similar to the last two games going a goal behind. If I was to try and sum that game up you’d say it was men against boys.

“We asked for a fast start which you’d expect under the lights in the Champions League.

“It’s been a lethargic first half and the shape and invention of this Juventus team has caused United plenty of problems.”

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