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Paul Scholes has questioned Manchester United’s decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager after his side were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Southampton on Saturday.
United again surrendered a lead to drop more points in the race for the top four, with Southampton striker Che Adams cancelling out Jadon Sancho’s early goal at Old Trafford.
United have won just two of their last seven matches in the Premier League and Scholes has questioned why the club opted to appoint Rangnick on an interim basis following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November.
“This season has not been good enough,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“The sack for Ole was coming. We all knew that, we all felt that. But where was the plan? You think there has to be a plan.
“They must be bringing an elite, top coach into the football club to revive things.
“Manchester United, they should have the best of everything.
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"The season's not been good enough."
"One team have got a proper Coach, the other team has a Sporting Director."
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“To not have a plan and bring in a… he’s technically a sporting director. I think he’s coached a team two years out of the last 10 years.
“Don’t get me wrong, I like the man – I think he comes across really well. He looks like he’s lacked experience in coaching the last five or six years, whatever it’s been.
“His team, they’re a team of individuals.”
Comparing Manchester United to Southampton, Scholes added: “One team have got a proper coach, the other team have got a sporting director.
"It cannot be right for Manchester United.”
United are currently searching for their next permanent manager, with Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag the two frontrunners to replace Rangnick at the end of the season.
According to the Daily Mail, United’s players would prefer for Pochettino to take over first-team duties.
However, Rangnick - who will move into a consultancy role at Old Trafford at the end of the season - is thought to prefer Ten Hag.