Paul Scholes has dismissed suggestions he has an agenda behind his regular criticism of Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
The former United midfielder has been outspoken about the Red Devils this season, regularly criticising Van Gaal’s side for their lack of entertainment and dour style of play.
Some United supporters have suggested Scholes has been overly negative towards Van Gaal in an attempt to try and help former team-mate Ryan Giggs land the manager’s job.
When asked in an exclusive interview with club fanzine United We Stand about that claim and whether he is using his influence as ‘part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s way of keeping control of United in a battle with Ed Woodward’, Scholes hit back.
“What a load of b******s,” Scholes said.
“What I’ve always done is nothing more than say what I think I’ve seen on a football pitch, whether that’s been good or bad.
“The thing with Van Gaal is that everything he has read and everything I say that gets printed, is only the negative stuff. There are times when I have tried to be positive.
“The best example I can think of was PSV away when we got beaten and didn’t play great but I felt that I could see something happening in the United way. By that I mean we had two wingers in – I think – Ashley Young and Memphis Depay.
“But when only my negative comments are picked on, it looks worse than it actually is.”