Friday 20 April 2018

"Michael Carrick has never been able to do it" - John Giles questions Manchester United's creativity

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with Michael Carrick
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with Michael Carrick

Barry Lennon

JOHN GILES has called for more creativity in Manchester United's midfield after their 4-0 win over Club Brugge last night.

Giles was addressing Wayne Rooney's performance, who registered a hat-trick after an 878-minute goal drought, when he took issue with United's attacking prowess. 

"He wasn't playing the best team in the world. There wasn't a lot of urgency in his play. Last night he wasn't missing any chances," said Giles speaking on Newstalk's Off The Ball this evening.

"But it's down to midfield players as well to make the plays. They need that creativity in midfield. 

"Morgan Schneiderlin can't do it. Michael Carrick had never been able to do it. And I wouldn't believe Van Gaal when he saying that he's happy."

Giles then turned his attention to Celtic, who crashed out of the Champions League qualifying stages, losing 2-0 to Malmo this week.

"They can't even compete with a Championship side, they just don't have the money to buy players like they do," he added.

"The future for Celtic is bleak. They don't have the resources to compete with other clubs in Europe because there's no TV money in Scotland. Even forgetting Rangers being out of the top flight."

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