Paul Scholes has been incredibly critical of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United, but he’s now given us the magic answer: Passing the ball to Wayne Rooney. We know.
Scholes was speaking after United’s 1-0 FA Cup victory over Sheffield United, in which they were largely dire. Louis van Gaal admitted that the performance had not been good enough.
The former Manchester United midfielder said he was not calling for Louis van Gaal to be sacked, but believes that passing the ball to Rooney would get United out of their current predicament.
“Get the ball to your best players,” was Scholes’ point. You don’t even need us to deliver the punchline.
“It’s time for a change in style of football, pass the ball to Wayne Rooney!” Scholes said. “I think he had 34 touches today in the whole game. This is Wayne Rooney, get the ball to your best players.
“I truly believe he (Van Gaal) will be happy with that performance, but I’m not and I don’t think there’s many fans here (who will be). How can you possibly be happy with that against a League One team?
“I’d never call for a manager to be sacked,” Scholes continued. “He’s got some really good players there. His style of football is not suited to Manchester United’s football, but he’s going to argue that they’ve got through, they are fifth in the Premier League and only nine points off the top.
“And he has got a case for that, but I think fans would rather see a bit more excitement rather than be in those positions.”