Monday 5 December 2016

Scholes says it's 'a load of b******s' that he's trying to get LVG replaced by Ryan Giggs

Published 14/03/2016 | 09:51

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has strongly denied claims that he is using his role as a pundit to try and get Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal sacked and replaced with Ryan Giggs, saying it is 'a load of b******s'.

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Scholes played his entire career with Giggs in the Manchester United midfield and since moving into the world of punditry he has been a frequent critic of his former team under their Dutch manager.

When asked by club fanzine United We Stand about the claim that he is using his influence to be overly negative towards van Gaal in the hope that Giggs is brought in to replace him, Scholes didn't hold back.

"What a load of b******s," Scholes said.

"What I've always done is nothing more than say what I think I've seen on a football pitch, whether that's been good or bad. "The thing with Van Gaal is that everything he has read and everything I say that gets printed, is only the negative stuff. There are times when I have tried to be positive. The best example I can think of was PSV away when we got beaten and didn't play great but I felt that I could see something happening in the United way. By that I mean we had two wingers in - I think - Ashley Young and Memphis.

"But when only my negative comments are picked on, it looks worse than it actually is."

The United team is struggling at the moment after losing 2-0 in the Europa League first leg at Anfield last weekend before only managing a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final yesterday at Old Trafford.

Failure to win either trophy could spell the end of the Dutchman's reign at Old Trafford with the club also four points behind Manchester City in the race for the top four.

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