Old Trafford hero can’t stand watching ‘possession-obsessed’ United.
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes admits he cannot find a great deal of joy watching his old side under Louis van Gaal’s regime.
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In his column for the Independent, the former England international says he feels van Gaal’s side do not take enough risks on the ball and are obsessed with possession.
“It does not give me any pleasure to say that at the moment I am struggling to watch Louis van Gaal’s team with any great enjoyment,” Scholes wrote
“They beat Burnley on Wednesday night but it was Burnley who had by far the best of the first half.
“At times, United’s football is miserable.
“United fans don’t care if the team only has 40 per cent possession as long as they are watching an attacking team.
“As a midfielder at United I had to pass the ball forward and, yes, it did not always work. It did not always mean putting a chance on a plate for the strikers. It was up to them to get on the ball and score goals. Was it easy? No, but we were playing for United. It was not supposed to be easy.
“Of the current team, Angel Di Maria has taken more risks than any other player and, unfortunately, for him it has not worked out. He has given the ball away a lot for very little returns. Otherwise there seems to be an emphasis on possession. I would go further than that: there is an obsession with possession.”