Manchester United round-up: Paul Scholes slams Anthony Martial performance

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Manchester United fans, good day to you all.

We’ve got plenty of breaking news to get through today - some of it based on last night, some of it not. In any case, it’s better if we get right to it rather than waste any more time.

Watch the video above if you’re looking to be told the latest headlines. Read on below for some added details.

Scholes hits out at Martial

If you’re a Manchester United fan today is a day for unfortunate reflection. A 0-0 draw in the Champions League with PSV was hardly inspiring stuff, and more than one former star has taken the opportunity to criticise Louis van Gaal’s current crop.

Paul Scholes, perhaps surprisingly, hit out at Anthony Martial, suggesting he didn’t seem bothered when he missed chances.

"Martial, for me, he’s still got a lot to prove goalscoring wise,” Scholes said.

“He isn’t a centre-forward like [his BT Sport colleagues Michael Owen and Gary Lineker] where he lives for goals. He’s a player who likes to come outside the box, he likes to drift to the left wing.

“He doesn’t really look bothered if he misses a chance, he doesn’t look bothered if he scores a goal. Whereas, as a centre-forward all you live for is scoring goals. All you want to do is score goals but he doesn’t look that type of player to me and maybe they need to go into the transfer market in January for one of them.”

Van Gaal accepted after the draw that United hadn’t been at their best.

Keane blasts Rooney

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney wasn’t spared the rod either, with Roy Keane blasting him post-match for having a lack of composure and quality.

Keane said now that Rooney is captain he needs to shoulder more responsibility. It’s hard to disagree given how the ex-Everton man has performed so far this season, but he has plenty of time to turn things around.

Van Nistelrooy on Keown incident

Lastly, Ruud van Nistelrooy has opened up candidly about his infamous run-in with Arsenal legend Martin Keown - the one directly after he missed a penalty against the Gunners in the 2003/04 campaign.

Surprisingly, Van Nistelrooy has claimed that he doesn’t remember Keown shouting in his face because he was so gutted about having hit the bar with his spot-kick. We find it hard to believe if we’re honest.

Here's 'that' incident again to refresh your memory:

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