Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is not happy after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle at Old Trafford and has questioned Louis van Gaal‘s assessment of the game.
Scholes, speaking on BT Sport after the game, did not agree with Van Gaal after the manager claimed his side’s performance was ‘fantastic’.
Man United were unlucky not to win, having dominated for the duration of the game but despite a whole host of chances, United couldn’t find a way past Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal and had to settle for a point.
Talking about Van Gaal, Scholes said: “He said “fantastic” a few times. I didn’t really think there was anything fantastic about it at all. You are at home to Newcastle, you are expected to win the game. The visiting keeper has one save to make. Fantastic? No, not for me.”
The midfielder, who made 499 appearances for the club, went on to compare United to rivals Manchester City. Scholes feels that the Van Gaal’s men are far off competing with the blue half of Manchester.
He added: “City frighten me, the goals you see in that team is incredible. I look at our team and I just don’t see the same goal threat. I don’t see goals from anywhere.
“If Wayne’s (Rooney) not scoring, who is going to score? Chicharito possibly, we know Memphis is capable. But I just don’t think everybody is chipping in to the goal count which is what you need.”
With just two goals in their opening three league games, United have been under pressure to start performing in an attacking sense. In spite of the accusatory tone, it is hard to disagree with Scholes given the uninspiring start to the season.
Time will tell if United are able to change their fortunes going forward and they will hope they can prove it starting against Club Brugge on Wednesday.