Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has hit out at Anthony Martial but insisted that Jesse Lingard is the example to follow.
United were held to another frustrating goalless draw on Wednesday night by PSV, which in turn leaves their hopes of advancing to the Champions League knockout stages under threat.
The Red Devils travel to Wolfsburg next month knowing that anything less than a win could send them crashing out of the competition if PSV defeat CSKA Moscow.
It comes after another disappointing offensive performance from Louis van Gaal’s side, with Scholes less than impressed with Martial’s contribution, as reported by The Mirror.
The Frenchman has now scored just one goal in his last 14 appearances for club and country, and it comes after he made an immediate impact after arriving from Monaco in the summer transfer window.
While Scholes told BT Sport that he believes the 19-year-old “doesn’t look bothered if he misses a chance”, he was more complimentary about Lingard’s impact in recent weeks.
The United youngster has added some directness and movement to the side since his introduction, and Scholes believes that he is key to adding variation and a different type of threat to Van Gaal’s team.
Although the Dutch tactician has been heavily criticised for his style of play which sees United play a slow and methodical type of football, the results haven’t been too disappointing on the whole.
However, given their history under Sir Alex Ferguson in particular, the supporters have grown accustomed to attacking and high-tempo football, but it doesn’t appear as though Van Gaal will be going down that road.
While Martial received some harsh words, Lingard will undoubtedly take great confidence from Scholes’ praise and will hope to maintain his current form.