Paul Scholes: I wouldn’t have wanted to play in the current Man United team
Paul Scholes criticises Manchester United for their lack of creativity during their League Cup exit at the hands of Middlesbrough
Paul Scholes has criticised Manchester United for a “lack of creativity after the Red Devils were dumped out of the League Cup at the hands of Middlesbrough on Wednesday night.
Wayne Rooney missed the decisive spot-kick in the shootout after a goalless draw at Old Trafford as the Red Devils were beaten in front of their home fans.
United came in for criticism for a lack of creative play during the game as they were knocked out of the competition in the fourth round.
Former midfielder Scholes was thoroughly impressed by United’s defence during the game, but the ex-England international admitted that the Red Devils’ forward play left a lot to be desired.
Scholes told BBC Radio Manchester: “There’s a lack of creativity and risk.
“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 are currently fourth in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City heading into this weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace in the top flight.
The Red Devils were held to a goalless draw by Manchester City in their most recent top flight outing.