Manchester United legend Paul Scholes bared his mind on manager Louis Van Gaal and also reveals why United’s team are playing so horribly at the moment.
The former England international is unimpressed with the way Van Gaal has set his team up and believes that no striker would score goals following the Dutchman’s system. Although, Scholes think the team is brilliantly coached to defend rather than attack.
Statistically, Manchester United boast joint best defence so far this season, the red devils have conceded just 8 goals along with Arsenal, with noisy neighbours City coming third with 9 goals conceded in 10 games. But the difference between United and both the Gunners and City is that United have scored relatively fewer goals, created fewer chances and have a lower conversion rate.
Rooney in particular have struggled upfront so far this season scoring just twice in the league and Scholes blame Van Gaal’s tactics as the reasons why.
There is a lack of risk and creativity in United’s play; a sentiment that Van Gaal also share which is why he is looking to add players with pace and creativity to the team. Juan Mata has failed to add his creative spark to the team in recent weeks, one cannot really understand what the cause is but Mata and the rest of other United players are sure struggling.