Scholes: Van Gaal management would work on teenagers only

Date published: Friday 26th February 2016 11:59

Louis van Gaal: Handling of his players questioned by Scholes

Paul Scholes has criticised Louis van Gaal’s managerial techniques at Manchester United, saying his approach would work with Academy prospects, and not first-team players.

Reports emerged earlier this week that Van Gaal held individual meetings with all his players in the wake of his side’s 2-1 defeat against FC Midtjylland in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League tie.

United bounced back from that defeat – beating their Danish opponents 5-1 at Old Trafford on Thursday night to reach the last 16.

Scholes hasn’t held back in his views on Van Gaal and he thinks the Dutchman’s tactics should be reserved for 16-year-olds.

When asked whether Van Gaal’s approach was correct, Scholes told BT Sport.


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“I’m not sure really. It’s his style and it’s something he obviously wants to do.

“Maybe he wants to get something off his chest, maybe it’s a chance for the player himself to get something off his chest.

“It’s his style, he may think he can get more out of the player doing it that way.

“I’m not too sure I think it’s maybe something for when you’re 16 or 17 that happens and whether when you are in the first team I’m not too sure.”

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