Paul Scholes points the finger at new Man United signing
Paul Scholes has not been impressed by what he's seen from Bastian Schweinsteiger at Manchester United
Paul Scholes admits that he has been disappointed by what he has seen from Bastian Schweinsteiger for Manchester United this season following his transfer to the club from Bayern Munich in the summer.
The World Cup winner has been a regular fixture in Louis van Gaal’s side so far this term but has failed to produce consistent form for the Red Devils.
Schweinsteiger has scored one goal in 15 Premier League games for United so far this season and played 73 minutes as they slumped to a goalless draw against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
And former United midfielder Scholes concedes that he has been far from impressed by Schweinsteiger’s start to his career at Old Trafford.
Speaking on BT Sport before Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Wolfsburg, Scholes said: “I’m surprised by Schweinsteiger. He’s been quite disappointing for me to be honest.
“I thought he was a real talent for Bayern Munich in Germany the way he controlled games.
“You have to wonder if they’re being coached to be safe. I think he’s got the experience now along with Michael Carrick to coach players, to tell them where he wants them.”
Scholes continued: “There’s not enough leadership [in United’s midfield], there’s not enough talking, especially when you’ve got young players in front of you like Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial or Jesse Lingard. You want them to coach them through the game almost.”
United return to Premier League action when they travel to newly-promoted Bournemouth on Saturday night looking to return to winning ways in the top flight.