Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says manager Louis van Gaal and players "look bored"
Louis Van Gaal managed to secure a pain staking 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Sheffield United on 9th January 2016. This marks the 10th home game where Utd have failed to score a first half goal.
Scholes is quoted on BT Sport "There just seems to be an acceptance of bad performances,"
"Every time you come to Old Trafford you see negative football."
Although Manchester United are fifth in the Premier League, they have scored just 12 goals in 10 home matches. With fans disappointment being herd with echo's of boo's at every home game at Old Trafford.
By the time Wayne Rooney scored the injury-time winning goal from the penalty spot against the Blades, thousands of fans had already left Old Trafford in what is a clear statement of their disapproval of the teams performance. The red devils did not have a single shot on target until the 69th minute, which was greeted with ironic applause and chants.
"The players looked bored themselves," Scholes said. "There's no spirit, there's nobody having a go at each other, there's no smiling, there's no entertainment.
"I think even Van Gaal on the bench looks bored, but he'll come out and say he's happy.
"People need digging out sometimes. You need to make something happen."
Thanks to Rooney's late penalty, Man Utd avoided a replay. Scholes who has been voicing his opinions is said the performance was unacceptable.
"They didn't create a chance and had to win a game against a League One side with a penalty in the 94th minute," said the former England and Manchester United midfielder, who made 718 appearances for the club.
"In my eyes it's not good enough."
Van Gaal, who has been criticised by fans and ex players for the past few weeks for his possession-based approach, defended his clubs performance.
"It's always difficult to play against such an opponent with 10 or 11 players behind the ball," he said.
"It's more easy to defend than attack and at the end we got the penalty but it was a deserved penalty.
"We won this match and that's the most important thing."
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