Paul Scholes: Manchester United stars looked bored and so did Louis van Gaal

Published: Saturday 9th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Paul Scholes launched a fresh attack on Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side following their unimpressive FA Cup win over Sheffield United and claimed the Red Devils players looked “bored”.

Scholes has been critical of United’s style of play under the Dutchman before and pulled no punches on Saturday after the 1-0 victory over the Blades.

United needed a stoppage-time Wayne Rooney penalty to overcome the League One side after producing another drab display that saw droves of home fans leave before the final whistle at Old Trafford.

Scholes said: “T he players looked bored themselves. There’s no spirit, there’s nobody having a go at each other, there’s no smiling, there’s no entertainment. I think even Van Gaal on the bench looks bored, but he’ll come out and say he’s happy.

“It wasn’t a great performance, will he (Van Gaal) be happy with it? I think he probably will be. I think that’s the way he likes to play football.”

Scholes added on BT Sport: “We haven’t seen anything different now for the last six months, that’s the way this team plays football and he’ll be happy with the 1-0 win.

“We don’t see anything else, and he constantly comes out and says he’s happy with his team, he’s happy with the way they’ve played. But they didn’t create a chance, had to win a game against a League One side with a penalty in the 94th minute. In my eyes it’s not good enough.”

Published: Saturday 9th January 2016 by The News Editor

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