Manchester United came away with a late victory in their third round FA Cup matchup with Sheffield United. But that didn’t hold back Paul Scholes to go on a rant about his former team and their manager Louis van Gaal.
It took a Wayne Rooney 94th minute penalty to seal The Red Devils’ passing to the fourth round, after Memphis Depay was fouled in the box by Dean Hammon.
United’s offensive performance was atrocious, with van Gaal’s side failing to muster a shot on target until after the hour mark, with ironic cheers as Depay tried a shot from range.
Scholes didn’t like what he saw and when on a rant on BT Sport:
“You need to make something happen as a footballer at this club,” he said. “People need digging out sometimes. I’d have my head in my hands. I’d be depressed. It would take me two or three days to get over that performance.”
You’ve just seen 90 minutes of boring, defensive football. The players are bored, fans are bored, everyone’s bored. You look across at the bench and Van Gaal looks bored as well.”
“I have tried to defend this team now for the last two or three weeks and it is getting more and more difficult to do. Every time you come to Old Trafford, this is what you see: negative football.”
Check the entire interview here:
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) 9 januari 2016