Paul Scholes criticises van Gaal for resting Man United youngster Marcus Rashford

by Tanveer Arayan


Paul Scholes has criticised Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal for resting Marcus Rashford against Norwich City this weekend.

Rashford has burst onto the scene this season scoring seven goals in 15 appearances since he was given his debut in February.

The Dutchman’s decision to leave the striker quickly came under scrutiny after Anthony Martial limped out of Man United’s warm up injured, leaving the side with a lack of pace up front.

With United needing a win to maintain their push for Champions League qualification, Scholes was left confused with van Gaal’s decision to leave Rashford at home.

“What are you saving Rashford for? It’s not like you’re saving yourself for anything. You’ve got three games of your season,” said Scholes.

“Maybe it’s just that he’s not interested in scoring goals.”

As Scholes says, there aren’t many games left to the campaign and resting a player that has been extremely crucial to our hopes of a top four finish this season season was extremely risky on van Gaal’s part.

The lack of pace going forward almost cost United as we weren’t able to create many chances and were missing the likes of Martial and Rashford up front, but Mata’s second-half strike was luckily to ensure we could see out the victory.

Rashford has proven his worth to van Gaal during the early stages of his career and the youngsters absence on the pitch against Norwich was felt. He’ll be hoping to be in the line-up against West Ham at the Boleyn Ground next week.

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