Paul Scholes: I would not have enjoyed playing under Louis van Gaal

by Ben Topliss

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed that he would not have enjoyed playing under Louis van Gaal.

Van Gaal has been criticised at points this season following some uninspiring football at Old Trafford.

Scholes played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United during a long and successful career at the club.

Scholes believes the Scot would not have “adhered” to the football that is currently being played at United.

“The style is not something that Sir Alex Ferguson would have adhered to,” Scholes said.

“I actually think the team is brilliantly coached to defend. I think the hardest thing to do is to coach scoring goals, creativity and to have players who are off the cuff.

“It’s a team you wouldn’t want to play against and its probably a team you wouldn’t want to play in either.

“There’s a lack of risk and creativity. It seems he doesn’t want players to beat men and score goals – it’s not a team I would have enjoyed playing in.”

David Moyes left a mess at United upon his exit a few years ago and van Gaal has overseen a rebuilding process at the club. The Dutchman has brought a number of young players in yet still has United two points from the top of the Premier League table. It will take time for the team to really kick on but patience wears thin at a club like United, where the fans crave instant success.

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