Manchester United may be into the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Sheffield United on Saturday, but the manner of the victory has only served to damage the club's reputation.
It looked for all the world that the mid-tabled League One club would earn a replay with the game edging towards a very familiar 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial managed to win a penalty in injury time and Wayne Rooney buried it, but the scrappy win has done little to convince fans and pundits that Louis van Gaal is the right man for the Red Devils.
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Indeed, the controversial Dutchman has found his position at United come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks as the shadow of an unemployed Jose Mourinho hangs over his head. This drab performance would not have pleased him, but things have been made even worse by Paul Scholes.
The legendary midfielder has not shied away from criticising his former club and has already irked Van Gaal this season. In October, he felt compelled to respond after Scholes accused United of lacking risk and creativity.
Time to listen
Van Gaal accused Scholes of championing his career as a pundit over the wellbeing of Manchester United, but as the situation at Old Trafford gets worse, he would do well to listen to a man that many are starting to agree with.
Everyone seems to be talking about Scholes' post-match comments. In fact, they appear to be more talked about than the game itself. That's why we've found the original video, via BT Sport, for your viewing pleasure.
You make you own mind up, but we think he's hit the nail on the head...
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