Louis van Gaal spent over £150 million in the summer to improve his Manchester United squad, but Old Trafford hero Paul Scholes has revealed he remains unimpressed.
Scholes slams Van Gaal
The ex-England midfielder, who has been surprisingly loose-tongued since hanging up his boots, has insisted he thought Van Gaal would have instigated more improvement in the time he’s had.
The Dutchman’s record at this stage of the season is worse than David Moyes’s was at the same point last year, and Scholes believes he’s a different manager to the one who was so dominant at the World Cup with Holland.
Chris Smalling sale?
The other major piece of news this morning centres around the rumour that Arsene Wenger is plotting a move for Chris Smalling. The defender hasn’t performed well for the Red Devils, and it’s been suggested Arsenal think Van Gaal will look to sell him in the near future.
Following his sending off during the 1-0 defeat on derby day at the hands of rivals Manchester City, Smalling isn't flavour of the month at the moment. With his development having somewhat been curbed by the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson there's many calling for him to go, and he could be a ideal fit in Wenger's squad.
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Modric blow: There's more bad news coming from the Manchester Evening News, as it's claimed that United could have signed Luka Modric, but failed to do so. Once again in Scholes who has been at the centre of a major headline, claiming that the Croatia star was the right man to replace him when he had hung up his boots.
It's presumed Sir Alex Ferguson could have taken a gamble on the 29-year-old prior to his move to Real Madrid, but the Scot didn't, and the former Spurs star has since grown to become one of the most complete playmakers in world football.
Toure chance: Lastly there's been a dramatic piece of gossip coming from the Etihad Stadium, where Yaya Toure is reportedly on the verge of leaving City. Sensational reports claim that the Ivory Coast star is to be put up for sale by his current club, and that means a host of other Premier League giants may benefit.