Former Manchester United Midfielder Paul Scholes has criticised United’s coach Louis Van Gaal’s tactics and the way the Dutchman set up his team to play.
Scholes inferred that the team lacks penetration and are afraid of taking risk which is partly the reason why skipper Wayne Rooney is struggling so far this season in front of goal.
Statistics shows that United under Van Gaal have more passes-per-shot and passes per-chance-created than any other team in the Premier league appears to support Scholes claims that Van Gaal’s team lacks penetration. Also the Red Devils top the table of backward passes in the Premier league.
Scholes was quoted as saying that with the way Van Gaal set up his team; even one of Premier league’s top strikers, Sergio Aguero would struggle to score goals in the system Van Gaal deploys. The ex-international who would be celebrating his 41st birthday in less than 2week time; is a more vocal analyst compared to his relative quiet and soft spoken personality on the pitch.
Van Gaal responded to Scholes criticism on Sky Sports when he said that ‘’when you are a legend, you must speak with the manager , or his friend Ryan Giggs, or Edward Woodward, but he (Scholes) is paid by BBC or Sky Sports to say something. I know that if we lose, lose, lose I shall be finished. It’s a process, it takes three years, but when Mr Scholes says I have to go then I must go, but that is not his responsibility, it is that of the Glazers family and Edward Woodward’’.
Scholes was also not impressed with the players that Van Gaal allowed to leave the club, players like Danny Welbeck, Robin Van Persie, Adnan Januzaj, Angel Di-Maria, Javier Hernandez etc. and said he would love to see these players at the club now.