Cape Town - Paul Scholes says that, despite Manchester United's poor start under Louis van Gaal, the new manager must be given time.
Paul Scholes, writing in his column for the Independent, still believes that Louis van Gaal is the right man to rebuild Manchester United.
Scholes on the new 3-5-2 system:
"I understand that Van Gaal is trying to make a lot of changes very quickly but the problem is the players don’t seem to have adapted comfortably to 3-5-2 yet."
"Three men at the back doesn’t seem to be working for them yet.
"At the moment United look like they are going to concede goals too often. It was the same at Sunderland on Sunday.
"There were mistakes. They were letting Sunderland run through them. There was a worrying absence of tackles being made."
Scholes on the loss at MK Dons:
"I never thought the players gave up. They were just not good enough on the night."
"Having Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck in the team should have guaranteed them some goals."
"Adnan Januzaj does not look fit enough to me. But even so, there should have been enough quality."
Scholes on van Gaal's rebuilding:
"Van Gaal says it will take three months for the players to adapt to the way that he wants things done. I hope it will be the case, because at the moment it looks like it could take a lot longer. "
"There won’t be easy quick-fix solutions but I’m hopeful such an experienced and world-class manager is capable of rebuilding and reshaping this United team."
Scholes on record signing Angel Di Maria:
"He is what United need. He is the kind of player who will get fans at Old Trafford excited and out of their seats."
"He can beat a man and create a chance."
"Like a lot of United fans I don’t care how much was paid for him – although I think £59.7m is too much." The important thing for the club is that they have signed him. I just hope there are more players to come.
"For the amount of money being paid for Di Maria I would ideally want an attacking player who can score 20 to 25 goals a season. His record says he will not get that many, but that he will create a lot."
Scholes on Danny Welbeck's future:
"Danny has a lot to offer, not least the raw pace that is lacking in United at times. His problem has always been that he has not scored enough goals."