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Paul Scholes rips into "bonkers" Louis van Gaal once again

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Van Gaal under fire from Scholes again
Van Gaal under fire from Scholes again

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes ripped into manager Louis van Gaal once again as he insisted he has to change his style of play if he remains in charge at Old Trafford for a third season.

Scholes was an unimpressed observer as United beat Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road, with the 11-time Premier League winner continuing his attack on a manager he has lambasted time and again this season.

Van Gaal has been openly critical of Scholes for questioning his judgement in recent months, but he didn’t hold back again in his role as a BT Sport pundit.

“If he does stay for next season, something has to change, he has to find a different way of playing,” said Scholes.

“I can see United falling further behind if the stick with Van Gaal because Liverpool are getting stronger and I have to say, I don’t think he will change. He is a stubborn man, he is set in his ways and to be fair, it has been successful for him over the years.

“I think the game has moved on a bit. You look at Tottenham, you look at Liverpool and I think United will fall further behind if they don’t adjust to the way the Premier League is.”

Scholes also slammed Van Gaal’s decision to hand young striker Marcus Rashford a rest for the game at Norwich, as he suggested the move was unjustified.

“What are you saving Rashford for,” he asked. “It's not like you’re saving yourself for anything. You’ve got three games of your season," said Scholes before adding sarcastically: "Maybe it’s just that he’s not interested in scoring goals."

"Louis van Gaal's bonkers not picking Rashford, you need a striker on the bench."

Despite Scholes’ criticism, United are just one point behind local rivals Manchester City and if they slip up in their game against Arsenal on Sunday, Van Gaal’s side will secure a top four finish in the Premier League by winning their final games of the season against West Ham and Bournemouth.

They could also lift the FA Cup by beating Crystal Palace in the final at Wembley on May 21st.