Paul Scholes: Sergio Aguero would struggle to score for Manchester United

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Paul Scholes has, once again, criticised his former club Manchester United and their manager Louis van Gaal.

The BT Sport pundit has been outspoken in his views of Van Gaal's tactics in recent weeks and continued to lay into the Red Devils boss during Tuesday night's Champions League win over CSKA Moscow.

The Old Trafford club ended their five-hour wait for a goal as Wayne Rooney headed past Igor Akinfeev and fired them to the top of Group B.


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But despite United dominating proceedings throughout the night at Old Trafford, Scholes labelled his old club 'boring' and claimed even Manchester City's Sergio Aguero would struggle for goals under Van Gaal.

As per the Mirror, the 40-year-old, who won 11 Premier League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson, said:"It’s difficult to coach attractive football. Whether Van Gaal doesn’t allow it, I don’t know. It’s a boring style of football.

"You have to wonder whether he has a problem with forward players. Just look at the players he’s let go - Van Persie, Januzaj, Di Maria. Look at the bench on Saturday, there wasn’t a centre forward.

"Rooney is getting all the stick but I think any striker would struggle to score goals in that team. I think Sergio Aguero would struggle."


United's win against CSKA puts them in pole position to advance the knockout stages of Europe's elite competition.

Their next game is a home tie with PSV Eindhoven, and a win would guarantee them a place in the final 16.

Their final group fixture is a trip to the Volkswagen Arena to face German side Wolfsburg.


Much has been made about the Red Devils' lack of impetus going forward in recent weeks. However, a minor tweak by Van Gaal made all the difference at Old Trafford. 

Jesse Lingard was introduced on the left side of midfield with Anthony Martial moving into a more central role. 

Despite being wasteful with his distribution in the first half, the 22-year-old offered a directness that had been missing from United's play and he produced a sumptuous volleyed cross for Rooney's goal.

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