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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes known as much for his tough talking now days as for reckless tackling in his playing days, launched into an uncontested tirade against his former club's playing style after the Red Devils needed a 93rd minute penalty from Wayne Rooney to beat League One side Sheffield United in the third round of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
Man United played out their 10th consecutive score-less first half at home and looked to be heading for a replay at Bramall Lane before they were awarded a slightly contentious penalty for Dean Hammond's tackle on Memphis Depay, which helped the Red Devils seal a barely deserved win.
And Scholes, who has been one of United's most ardent supporters over the years, couldn't help himself as he let rip in his post match analysis on BT Sport, saying, "I've tried so hard to defend this team, but each week it gets harder. Every time I come to Old Trafford it's negative football. I would be depressed if I had been a part of that performance from Manchester United. The players are bored, fans are bored, everyone's bored. You look across at the bench and Van Gaal looks bored as well."
The United legend though stopped short of saying that the Manager had to go, and one can't help but feel that as rigid as Louis van Gaal is, the players aren't particularly helping his cause either.
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