Man United boss Louis van Gaal responds to Paul Scholes criticism

Louis van Gaal brushes off Paul Scholes' recent criticism of his Manchester United side

Louis van Gaal has brushed off Paul Scholes’ recent criticism of his Manchester United team’s style of play, insisting that he is not concerned about the former midfielder’s comments.

The former England international said this week that he has been struggling to watch his former side’s “miserable” football under the Dutchman.

It’s not so interesting I think because he is one of the fans

Louis van Gaal

United limped to a 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Wednesday night after being held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham United last weekend.

However, Van Gaal insisted that he was paying little attention to Scholes’ remarks on Friday afternoon when asked for his reaction to the comments.

“I don’t worry about it,” Van Gaal told a news conference on Friday afternoon at Manchester United’s training ground.

“It’s not so interesting I think because he is one of the fans, I hope, and fans can criticise. That’s what I have to say about that.

“I am used to it and I think all the players are used to it because they are not first time professional football players. Maybe some players are not affected, most of the time it does not affect me or the players.”

United take on Preston North End for a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Monday night.

The Red Devils are third in the Premier League following their unimpressive victory over Sean Dyche’s side at Theatre of Dreams and make the trip to Swansea City in their next top-flight outing on 21 February.

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