Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes recently criticised the club’s style of play under Louis van Gaal after their fourth consecutive match without a victory.
The Dutchman has already received plenty of criticism for the perceived negative style of football being employed at the club. However, their criticism has been less profound when the results have been good. Now that the club has failed to win the last four games in all competitions, Van Gaal is once again finding himself in the corner and even being subjected to criticism from the club’s legend. Scholes is regarded as one of the finest players to have played for United.
He recently branded United’s style as ‘boring’ and Van Gaal has not taken these comments lightly. Van Gaal says that the former midfielder has the power to say anything because he does not have any responsibility. He also questioned the need for making such comments. Scholes has been involved in punditry since retiring from football couple of years ago. He has also been actively writing columns for various companies and newspapers. United have fallen to fourth in the table following the recent 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace. This might also highlighted the struggle in front of goal for United’s stars.
“You have a fantastic expression for that in England: ‘sticks and stones can break my bones, but names (words) will never hurt me. He (Scholes) doesn’t have the responsibility (of being manager), so he can say everything. Why he is saying something? For the benefit of the club or the benefit of himself? I don’t want to defend myself because I cannot defend, because he is a legend and he has a lot of resonance, so I hear. When Scholes thinks I should go, then I go,” said Van Gaal. The club’s next league match is against West Brom at home.