Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal hit back with this hilarious response to club legend Paul Scholes after the latter insisted that he wouldn’t like to play for the Dutchman.
Scholes has been vocal about his displeasure with the style of play that United have adopted under the Dutch tactician, and he reiterated that opinion again this week after their Capital One Cup exit, as reported by the BBC.
The former England international played 718 games for the Red Devils, and having helped produce football that was certainly pleasing on the eye in the Sir Alex Ferguson era, he hasn’t been left inspired by the way the current group of players are asked to play.
“It’s a team now you wouldn’t want to play against because they’re tightly organised.
“But it seems he (Van Gaal) doesn’t want players to beat men and it’s probably not a team I’d have enjoyed playing in.”
United have scored 15 league goals so far this season, the lowest among the top four, although they do continue to show signs of being capable of sustaining a Premier League title push.
Nevertheless, Van Gaal clearly isn’t taking much notice of the criticism from a former Old Trafford favourite, as reported by Sky Sports, and he will undoubtedly continue with his approach and philosophy and hope that they bring success to the club.
Van Gaal insisted that he didn’t agree with Scholes and also questioned his motives for making his comments, but took on board that the responsibility of the club’s success is on his shoulders, as noted by Sky Sports.
The former Ajax boss also went back to the point in made in midweek regarding the attendances at Old Trafford and wants to reward the club’s loyal supporters with success in the form of silverware.
Van Gaal remains adamant that they are happy given their consistent support, and he will hope that his side can improve by closing the two-point gap that currently exists between them and joint league leaders Manchester City and Arsenal.