Louis van Gaal brushes off Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand criticism

by Tanveer Arayan

Louis van Gaal has brushed off criticism from Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes following Manchester United’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday.

Man United were deservedly beaten at Anfield thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.

Speaking on BT Sport after the match, Scholes labelled United’s performance as “shambolic”, while Ferdinand accused the team of lacking “fight”.

When asked for his reaction to the duo’s comments, van Gaal said: “Is it important what Rio Ferdinand is saying, is that important to you?

“You don’t give your opinion and then you give Rio Ferdinand’s opinion – that is very strong of you.”

Scholes and Ferdinand won a host of trophies at United during long and successful careers at Old Trafford and they have every right to air their views on the team’s poor form.

For van Gaal to ignore Ferdinand’s is disrespectful. That, combined with United’s complete lack of emotion and desire on the pitch, shows just how out of touch he is with the history and fanbase of the club. How much worse do United have to get before van Gaal is let go?

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