Former Chelsea defender Frank Lebouef has hit out at Manchester United's "absolutely crazy" decision to sign Donny van de Beek after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer failed to start him in the 3-1 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

France 1998 World Cup winner Lebouef says the Dutch midfielder should have been given a start by Solskjaer considering that Paul Pogba was only on the bench as well.

In the event, Pogba came on for Marcus Rashford shortly after Fred had been sent off in the second half, with Van de Beek following five minutes later as a replacement for former PSG forward Edinson Cavani.

"If you don’t have Pogba, you have Van de Beek," Leboeuf told ESPN FC.

"You have to really wonder why they bought Van de Beek during the pre-season.

"Because that’s absolutely crazy. And that’s some bad coaching."

Lebouef says Solskjaer got it wrong signing Van de Beek

Lebouef added that he wasn't too impressed with PSG's display in the game, with their third goal ensuring that they now hold a better head-to-head record over United in the group stage.

"I think a draw would have been fair. It wasn’t a good game," he added.

"We didn’t see the difference when Fred was sent off. That’s when you can see that Paris is not at the top and it’s not that Manchester United was good, it’s just Paris Saint-Germain was poor.

‘We didn’t see a good game because we saw clumsiness, we saw stupid tackles, we saw very awkward decision from the referee about Fred (the first half yellow card). It was very strange.

Lebouef also questioned the quality of the match

"Even Manchester United who are losing 2-1 at home, should have been more interested in only losing 2-1. The 3-1, the last goal from Neymar is very, very important for Paris Saint-Germain and it can also be very important for Manchester United.

"I don’t understand why they wanted to score goals when they were 10 against 11. There were many things to say and it’s hard to say something very specific on what we saw.

"It was crazy in a way that it was so poor that it was that crazy!"

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