Paul Scholes: Man United chief has a lot to prove this summer

Paul Scholes says Edward Woodward has "an awful lot to prove" at Manchester United this summer

Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes

Paul Scholes has suggested that Manchester United were wrong to sack David Moyes after just 10 months in charge at Old Trafford.

The Scot was axed last month after a dismal run of results in the Premier League left the Red Devils seventh in the table.

Edward Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he’s good enough at his job

Edward Woodward

United have since appointed Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal as Moyes’ successor on a three-year deal – but former midfielder Scholes is not convinced the right decisions have been made by the club’s hierarchy.

Ed Woodward took on the role as the club’s vice-chairman following the departure of David Gill last year and came in for criticism for failing to land United’s top transfer targets last summer.

“David Moyes took a lot of stick, but I believe he’s a top manager,” Scholes told the Paddy Power Blog.

“I’d question if 10 months was enough time. [Vice-chairman] Edward Woodward has an awful lot to prove this time that he’s good enough at his job. He has to bring the players in that the new manager wants.

“It’s obvious that last year he didn’t manage to do that. If he doesn’t we are not going to get anywhere near the top.”

Scholes, 39, also revealed that he does not expect to be a coach at the club next season.

“I’ve not spoken to Edward Woodward,” Scholes said.

“I came back for Ryan Giggs for the last few games of last season to try to help out but I’m not waiting for a phone call and don’t expect to be at United next season.”

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