The players need to step up — Scholes sends warning to Man United’s players amid trophy drought

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Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has said that the players need to step up and improve if they want to end their disturbing run of no trophy wins.

United are yet to win a trophy since the 2016/17 season, despite reaching the semis of the FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League in recent times.

In fact, since Olé Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment in 2018, United have reached the semis stage four times, only to be sent packing by the opposition.

And according to Scholes, who won countless trophies during his time at Old Trafford, while Solskjaer continues to rebuild the team into the unbeatable champions they once were, the players themselves must step up if they want things to change.

“It [lack of trophies] hurts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer,” he told BT Sport after Thursday’s meeting with Sociedad.

“Four semi-finals for him isn’t great because you need to go to that level now.

“You’ve seen them do well to get to second in the league, then fall away. They went top then unfortunately they went on a sticky run and fell away. They have got to find that extra quality, big players in big games.

“If Man Utd want to go to the next level, win titles, win cups – these players need to step up. There’s a nucleus at the club that is good enough to nearly win something. They’ve haven’t improved yet to win something, they have to do that.”