The Red Devils legend was unimpressed with the Spaniard, while Rio Ferdinand thinks a lack of confidence is a big factor in the club’s struggles.

PAUL SCHOLES HAS questioned the quality of some of the Manchester United squad and, highlighting Ander Herrera, claims they shouldn’t be at the club if they can’t play simple passes.

United were held to a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday night in which they were twice forced to come from behind.

Goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard helped rescue a draw for Jose Mourinho’s men, although they remain way off the pace in the hunt for a top-four finish and currently sit eighth in the table.

And Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand are clearly unimpressed with matters at Old Trafford, with United now having gone four leagues games without a win.

And having been shown a clip from Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Southampton, Scholes was left baffled by the player’s apparent struggle to play a pass to team-mate Paul Pogba.

“You have to question the quality of the player,” Scholes said on BT Sport .

“Rio asked the question there when he said: ‘Is Ander Herrera capable of playing that ball to Pogba?’ Now, he’s in 15-20 yards of space, it’s probably a 30-yard ball — a simple ball — if he’s not good enough to play that ball then he shouldn’t be at this club.”

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Ferdinand, meanwhile, blamed a lack of confidence for the players’ poor showings in recent times, claiming it can make the simplest of tasks seem daunting.

“It is an easy ball and when you hear Paul Scholes say that… he was a player who could put the ball on a sixpence from anywhere on the pitch, but when you look at that pass it’s not a difficult ball to play. I think it’s confidence,” the former United and England centre-back said.

United have now drawn their last three Premier League fixtures although will hope to end that poor run on Saturday as they host Fulham — who are bottom of the league on goal difference.

Buoyed by the appointment of Claudio Ranieri, however, the Cottagers have taken four points from a possible six since the former Leicester City boss took over.

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