Manchester United have no quality - Paul Scholes

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Paul Scholes has launched a scathing attack on his former club Manchester United following their 1-1 draw with CSKA Moscow.

The retired midfielder, who now works as a pundit for BT Sport, believes the Red Devils are lacking 'quality' and 'movement' in their attack.

It is not the first time the ex-England international has slammed the Old Trafford club, having described their football as 'miserable' in February.


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And now the 40-year-old has hinted that Louis van Gaal's tactics are hindering United going forward. 

As per the Manchester Evening News, Scholes said: “You look at the United team, there is no quality, no movement. People are not running. Is it the way they are told to play?

“It’s all safety playing across the pitch. I can’t remember a pass into Wayne Rooney. There is no movement.

“You’ve got midfield players who can run - Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial - stick the ball into Rooney and run, but there’s not one of them even thinking of running.”


A point in Russia may prove invaluable for United's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League. 

With homes games against CSKA and PSV Eindhoven before a trip to VfL Wolfsburg, qualification is in their own hands.

But consistency is a huge problem with Van Gaal's side. They were imperious in the 3-0 victory over Everton on Saturday, but the performance against Arsenal and their showing in the first 45 minutes at the Arena Khimki will be a concern.

It seems the Dutch manager is still looking for his best formula having introduced six new faces over the summer. 

The form of Memphis Depay is causing problems. Martial has been shifted out wide and the French star - despite scoring the equaliser against CSKA - looks much less effective.

Having fired three goals in his first three Premier League matches as the lone striker, it is incomprehensible that Van Gaal would change his position out of choice - but for the good of the team, he may be in for a spell on the left flank.

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