Paul Scholes has previously been very damning of the current England set up, believing that the players are too pampered.

Scholes has claimed another damaging element was the rivalry between United and Liverpool players, with the dislike between them effecting the atmosphere.

“There is a big rivalry between clubs in this country and it isn’t healthy when you go away on international duty,” he said. “When I was with England, there was always a lot of United players and Liverpool players in the squad and it was obvious that some of our lads didn’t like some of their boys and some of their lads didn’t like some of us.”