Louis van Gaal has hit out at yet another Manchester United legend, this time calling out Paul Scholes for remarks the ex-England midfielder made regarding youth players perhaps preferring to join rivals Manchester City.
Less than a week after questioning Gary Neville’s credentials after the former right-back said watching United play Liverpool could be similar to watching two pub sides going at it, Van Gaal, as relayed by ESPN, has advised Paul Scholes to think carefully before he criticises his former club.
The Old Trafford hero, who has become something of a controversial figure since retiring from professional football, claimed that City’s new £200 million training complex could attract the best youngsters around, but it was a statement Van Gaal was less than happy with hearing.
Van Gaal blast
"That's another legend, yeah? I think he has to pay attention to his words too. The building and accommodation [at the training ground] is not so important," Van Gaal said.
"That's another legend, yeah? I think he has to pay attention to his words too"
"The philosophy and staff are, and then you have to work with the talents.
"I don't have time to compare talents and staff [with City] but when I see what we have I am very happy."
My way or the highway
Since taking over at United Van Gaal has been quick to emphasise that things will be done his way. The decision to force the departures of a number of players deemed surplus to requirements was executed quickly and efficiently, whilst over £150 million has been spent on new faces such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
It would appear that the Dutchman has little time to spend soothing the egos of the individuals who made themselves folk heroes during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign as he sets about trying to right the wrongs wrought in David Moyes’s failed tenure.
The Red Devils currently sit third in the Premier League table, and will go within two points of second-placed City if they can best Liverpool tomorrow and their Manchester rivals lose this afternoon to Leicester.