Louis van Gaal refused to play the media game when asked about Paul Scholes’ comments that everybody at Old Trafford is “bored” by Manchester United’s football.
Scholes said that the players and Van Gaal himself looked as bored as the fans during their 1-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield United.
“What do I do now? React to Paul Scholes? You want that?” asked Van Gaal to a room full of nodding heads.
Van Gaal admitted that some fans exited the stadium early because they did not think United were capable of scoring after mustering one shot on target in 9o minutes, but added: “Maybe because of the traffic they decide to leave a few minutes earlier.
“There are many reasons to leave the stadium. When I was looking at matches to analyse our opponents, then I would leave the stadium five minutes before.
“You never know the reason. You can be very negative, but we are in the next round, won two matches out of a very bad period.
“The fans support our team. It’s not an easy time now. How many stadiums were like ours, full?
“You can mention how they leave, but you can also mention how they come to the stadium to watch this FA Cup match.
“It’s a process I’ve said that many, many times. We have ups and downs, but now we’ve won twice in a row and maybe it’ll give us a boost.”