Paul Scholes has become quite the town crier since hanging up his boots and trying his hand at punditry, as evidenced by his public analysis of a host of high-profile names. The latest man to fall within his sights is Gareth Bale, who the Old Trafford hero believes would be perfect to lead Louis van Gaal’s title charge next term. The Wales international has been linked with a return to the Premier League this summer due to complications in Madrid, and Scholes has urged his former club to do their utmost to win his favour. In other news it’s been claimed this morning that Van Gaal has no intention of allowing Chris Smalling to leave in the summer, despite the fact he’s been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal. It’s believed the Dutchman is impressed with the centre-back’s recent form, and isn’t keen to see him move to a Premier League rival.