Former United star rips into Van Gaal’s men

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has brutally criticised his former club after they limped to a 1-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup yesterday.

A last-gasp Wayne Rooney penalty saved the Red Devils blushes but it was another forgettable performance from the struggling side.

Louis van Gaal’s men are under real pressure to deliver, with poor results of late seeing the club eliminated from the Champions League and drop out of the Premier League top four.

Scholes showed his former club no mercy when critiquing their performance at Old Trafford yesterday.

The retired midfielder stated that something needs to be done to revitalise the sleeping giants, while saying that he feels sorry for the club’s supporters.

“There just seems to be an acceptance of bad performances,” Scholes is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“Every time you come to Old Trafford you see negative football.

“The players looked bored themselves. There’s no spirit, there’s nobody having a go at each other, there’s no smiling, there’s no entertainment.

“I think even Van Gaal on the bench looks bored, but he’ll come out and say he’s happy. People need digging out sometimes. You need to make something happen.”

United had ambitions of winning the Premier League title this season but have looked like an abject force in the final third so far this term and face a challenge to qualify for the Champions League.