Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholas has launched a scathing attack on the club’s style of football under Louis van Gaal.
Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport during the game against CSKA Moscow, Scholes revealed his frustrations at United’s lack of quality and tempo under the Dutchman.
“You look at the United team, there is no quality, no movement. People are not running,” Scholes said. “Is it the way they are told to play?”
“It’s all safety playing across the pitch. I can’t remember a pass in to Wayne Rooney . There is no movement.” Of course, it couldn’t possibly be Rooney’s fault could it?
“You’ve got midfield players who can run – Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingaard, Anthony Martial – stick the ball into Rooney and run but there’s not one of them even thinking of running.”
It’s not the first time Scholes has ranted about United’s style, but it’s hard to argue with the general point. United are sluggish by default nowadays. Excitement and vigour is the exception to the rule.