Scholes blasts lack of movement and questions LVG

Date published: Thursday 22nd October 2015 12:57

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Paul Scholes has questioned Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United tactics, claiming there was no movement against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

United earned a credible 1-1 draw in Russia to stay on track for a Champions League last-16 place, with Van Gaal describing himself as “very happy” with the performance.

Morgan Schneiderlin was less impressed, ruing his side’s inability to create chances, while the player ratings from the game suggest the media were equally underwhelmed by the Red Devils’ showing.

Speaking as a pundit on BT Sport during the game, Scholes revealed his frustrations at United’s lack of quality and tempo under Van Gaal.

“You look at the United team, there is no quality, no movement. People are not running,” Scholes said. “Is it the way they are told to play?

“It’s all safety playing across the pitch. I can’t remember a pass in to Wayne Rooney. There is no movement.

“You’ve got midfield players who can run – Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingaard, Anthony Martial – stick the ball into Rooney and run but there’s not one of them even thinking of running.”

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