Scholes tells Van Gaal to keep things simple


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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has again risked the wrath of Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal by insisting his old side need to start playing attacking football again.

Scholes has been a constant voice in the media during Van Gaal’s tenure, with the ex-playmaker seemingly unimpressed with the Dutchman’s patient approach.

United have scored just 17 Premier League goals this season, the lowest of any team in the top seven, and Scholes says they need to get back to playing “the Manchester United way”.

Van Gaal has spoken at great length of his footballing philosophy but that is not something that Scholes subscribes to.

“It hasn’t been great for 13 months, but I better not say too much because Louis might be listening,” he said at a charity event.

“There’s been talk of a philosophy, a process. For me, Manchester United don’t need a philosophy.

“The fans want to see attacking football and goals – that’s the Manchester United way.”

However, Scholes did see fit to praise Van Gaal for integrating 22-year-old winger Jesse Lingard into his plans this season.

“It’s been good to see Jesse Lingard in the team. It’s good to see a young lad come through the ranks and do well,” he added. “I thought he was United’s best player against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League recently.”

Man United are 7.00 to win the Premier League this season while van Gaal’s team are 1.85 to win their next game away at Watford on Saturday.

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