English Premiership

Scholes bashes LVG's squad

2015-09-16 11:50
Paul Scholes (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Manchester United midfield legend Paul Scholes has fired a warning to the club's under-fire manager Louis van Gaal.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Scholes believes Louis van Gaal's squad for his second season in charge is more unbalanced than last season.

The Dutch manager raised eyebrows at the Theatre of Dream when he sold two experienced strikers in the form of Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez.

Van Gaal failed to replace the duo and is now struggling for a target man, after an injury to Wayne Rooney on the day of Red Devils 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini was used against Liverpool but withdrew from the lineup for United's 2-1 loss against PSV on Tuesday.

Fellaini's absence leave teenager Anthony Martial and James Wilson the only fit strikers in the squad - a problem which could haunt Van Gaal according to Scholes.

Scholes told BT Sport: "They've let three or four strikers go. Now, I think if we had kept one of them, kept a Van Persie or Hernandez then it looks quite strong.

"Van Gaal said last summer the squad was unbalanced. I think it's more unbalanced now.

"They can score goals, Van Persie and Hernandez can score goals. Martial could be a real threat coming off the bench. I just think that's a mistake."

Manchester United return to Premier League action on Sunday when the travel to Southampton.

The match kicks off at 17:00.

 

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