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Scholes slams 'safe' United

2015-10-22 11:34
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Cape Town - Former Manchester United star midfielder Paul Scholes has once again torn into the playing style of Louis van Gaal's Manchester United.

According to Manchester Evening News, Scholes believes a lack of movement is too blame for the Red Devils timid approach against Dynamo Kiev.

“You look at the United team, there is no quality, no movement. People are not running." Scholes told BT Sport.

“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 in to Rooney and run, but there’s not one of them even thinking of running.”

Manchester United ended the match with over 75% possession but failed to leave Moscow with all three points.

On Sunday, third-placed United face league leaders City in a crunch Premier League encounter.

The match at Old Trafford kicks off at 16:05.


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