PAUL SCHOLES has urged Erik ten Hag to drop two huge Manchester United stars because they “need a rest”.
Ten Hag, 53, named an unchanged line-up for the 4-1 win over Real Betis, putting faith in the team that lost 7-0 to Liverpool at the weekend.
Yet despite the positive result in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, Man Utd legend Scholes still feels a couple of players are in need of some time out of the side.
And he has named Luke Shaw and Casemiro as those requiring a break.
Speaking on BT Sport, he said: “I don’t think Ten Hag likes making lots of changes.
“He likes players having rhythm, but with the schedule and the amount of games they’ve played, some of these players need a rest now.
“I thought Shaw looked like he needed a rest tonight, Casemiro looks like he needs a rest.
“They can give a few young players a taste of European football [next week] and hopefully that will stand them in good stead for the future.”
Goals from Marcus Rashford, Antony, Bruno Fernandes and Wout Weghorst handed Ten Hag the perfect response to the Liverpool humiliation.
And the Man Utd boss was happy with the reaction from his players.
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He said: “I think we played a very good game in both halves.
“We scored some good goals, we gave the fans something to support and they gave it back so we are very grateful.
“It was a great attitude, we were good on the ball, made good switches and runs in behind and created a lot of chances.
“It is always good to see how the team reacts after a set-back. This is not the first time this season we can reset and bounce back. This team has character, so big compliment to the team.”
It is likely Ten Hag will now make changes to his side for the home game against Southampton on Sunday.
Man Utd sit third in the Premier League table and hold a seven-point cushion over Liverpool in fifth.
The clash with Saints will be followed by the second leg of their tie with Real Betis next Thursday.