Match of the Day pundit Jermain Jenas berated a 'half-hearted' and 'woeful' Manchester United team following their 4-0 defeat to Everton.

The former England and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder said United were being plagued by a damaging blend of inadequate players and players who want to leave, when analysing their current malaise under Ole Gunar Solskjaer.

United have lost six of their past eight games in all competitions with the players taking the brunt of the criticism.

And Jenas — who has received flak for his conflicting comments on whether Solskjaer is the right man for the manager's job at Old Trafford — was clear on where the blame lay at Everton.

He even sympathised with Solskjaer, who he had previously called "the wrong choice" to replace Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United vs Everton reaction

"Woeful," said Jenas on Match Of The Day 2.

"I was very disappointed with what I saw today. I Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw this coming. That’s why he said what he had to say in the week.

"He’s noticed within certain performances they’re not doing enough. Today, it was like the tip of the iceberg. It was shocking from minute one."

He then analysed the United defending for Everton's goals.

Pundit Jermain Jenas

"The reaction and intensity to get after players, after that cross, it’s all half-hearted jogging.

"It’s four v four and this is the start of the game. Where is the intensity in the team?

Jenas then picked out Richarlison's first goal which came via an Everton long throw.

"This goal is from an Everton throw-in in the corner," he added.

   

"Lose the first challenge, lose the second challenge and all of a sudden you are one vs one with David De Gea from Everton’s corner flag. How is that possible?

"You can break it down and look at it from any angle, that’s not a team built for Champions League.

"I think (Solskjaer) has got a mixture of players that have got their eye on leaving Manchester United and a mixture of players that aren’t good enough to play for Manchester United.

"That is the problem, in the 11 today, I saw too many of those. The ones putting in the effort are the ones that are grateful to play for Manchester United.

"If they had more of those today, they probably wouldn’t have got that result."