Thursday 14 December 2017

Ian Wright says 41-year-old Paul Scholes is still better than any Manchester United player

Could Paul Scholes still but it at the highest level?
Could Paul Scholes still but it at the highest level?

Callum Davis

Ian Wright has become the latest high profile football pundit to stick the boot into Louis van Gaal's Manchester United team.

Louis van Gaal has admitted Manchester United's recent performances have left him feeling 'angry and bored at times', and Ian Wright thinks fans at Old Trafford are beginning to turn on Louis van Gaal.

"It’s been so dismal that even United fans are starting to turn — and that’s on the back of a win," said Wright ahead of Manchester United's Premier League game with Newcastle.

 Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been one of the most outspoken critics of van Gaal's philosophy, and Wright believes the BT sport pundit is right.

"Paul Scholes has been outspoken about his old side and I can’t disagree," Wright wrote in his Sun Sport column.

Wright then fired a damning indictment of Manchester United's current crop of players by insisting that 41-year-old Scholes, who would retired from professional football in 2013, would be the 'best player' in their current team.

"If Scholesy pulled on his boots again, he'd still be the best player in that team, because the build-up play is so slow."

 Louis van Gaal has been forced to defend his style of play on a number of occasions after overseeing Manchester United's longest league run without a win in 25 years.

Scholes, in his role as pundit on BT sport, has commented that Manchester United fans, and players, look bored playing under the Dutchman.

Speaking before Manchester United's midweek game with Newcastle, van Gaal admitted: “There are matches that I have enjoyed very much. Against Chelsea I have enjoyed it but the result was 0-0 and we could have lost.

“There are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponent’s defence, but that is football."

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