Scholes: I have no agenda against Van Gaal

Date published: Monday 14th March 2016 1:41 - Matthew Stead

Paul Scholes, the friend of Ryan Giggs, has denied that he has an agenda against Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Scholes, the friend of Ryan Giggs, has been one of the most vocal critics of Van Gaal’s Old Trafford regime since the Dutchman was appointed manager in summer 2014.

The former midfielder, a friend of Ryan Giggs, has described the decisions to sell Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez as ‘a mistake’, says the club have ‘no quality’ under the Dutchman, intimated that he ‘would not enjoy’ playing under the manager, described the side as ‘average’, said they are boring him and everyone else, asked why Van Gaal holds meetings, and blasted a lack of identity at Old Trafford. But the friend of Ryan Giggs insists he has no issues with the manager.

“What I’ve always done is nothing more than say what I think I’ve seen on a football pitch, whether that’s been good or bad,” the pundit told the United We Stand fanzine.

“The thing with Van Gaal is that everything he has read, and everything I say that gets printed, is only the negative stuff.

“There are times when I have tried to be positive. The best example I can think of was PSV away when, we got beaten and didn’t play great, but I felt I could see something happening in the United way. By that, I mean we had two wingers in.

“But when only my negative comments are picked on, it looks worse than it actually is.

“It’s not the regime I’ve had a go at – I’ve criticised the style of play.”

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