David Moyes and Ryan Giggs
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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has slammed David Moyes and claims the current crop of players at Old Trafford is the worst Manchester United squad of a generation.

Moyes returned to Goodison Park for the first time since leaving Everton last summer. United suffered a 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford against the Toffees earlier this season. The Red Devils suffered another defeat at Merseyside as Roberto Martinez's side sealed a 2-0 victory.

United have had a disastrous season since the Scot replaced Sir Alex Ferguson before the start of the season. They were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich earlier this month.

In the Premier League, Moyes's side sit seventh in the league table with 57 points from 34 games, trailing fourth place Arsenal by 13 points. The former Liverpool defender suggested the Scot did not have a plan in place during United's defeat against Everton.

"That's the worst I've seen from them over 90 minutes. When I played it was total dominance from Manchester United. I'm looking at this team and wondering why they didn't play like that when I was playing," Carragher explained.

"Shinji Kagawa on the left wing must wonder what this English football is all about. Nobody seems to know what's going on on the pitch or in the dug-out. You can't see what the plan is, what they're trying to do," Liverpool legend stressed.

Meanwhile, United striker Wayne Rooney claims the players are making it hard for themselves after his side suffered another defeat at the hands of Everton on Sunday. The England international believes two goals conceded by his side were "sloppy".

"We're obviously disappointed with the result. I thought that in the first half we moved the ball well, but we just didn't penetrate enough," Rooney told United's official website.

"We moved the ball quite well and they were struggling to get near us at times, but we just had to try to break them down. They sat quite deep, so we might have needed more width or more runners in behind to create space but it was a difficult game."

"Everyone knows that it's a difficult place to come and Everton made it difficult for us by putting bodies behind the ball, but we conceded two really sloppy goals which we need to cut out because we're making it hard for ourselves to get back into games," the striker said.