Man United star Michael Carrick responds to Paul Scholes criticism
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says he isn't paying any attention to Paul Scholes's criticism
Michael Carrick says he isn’t paying any attention to recent criticism from Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.
The retired England international has been heavily critical of Louis van Gaal’s side in recent weeks after the Red Devils failed to score in three successive games.
There is nothing wrong with those comments. People are there to have opinions. That’s fine
However, United ended their four-game winless run with a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night, which hoisted the Red Devils to the top of Group B.
And Carrick, who played alongside Scholes until the two-time Champions League winner retired in 2013, insisted the United squad were ignoring their critics.
“For me, what he said doesn’t bother me,” Carrick told Sky Sports News.
“I have respect for Scholesy and that isn’t going to change. It’s not an issue really.
“There are so many opinions out there. If you start worrying about what people are saying about you on TV or in the papers, then you are in trouble.
“We know as players what we have to focus on. There is nothing wrong with those comments. People are there to have opinions. That’s fine. You have to take the rough with the smooth and if you accept the pats on the back, then you have to accept the criticism when it comes.”
United are top of Group B ahead of Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven and Bundesliga side Wolfsburg ahead of their home clash against the Dutch side.
The Red Devils have scored five times in four Champions League games this season.
Van Gaal’s side are in fourth place in the Premier League table after goalless draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park at the weekend.