Scholes had criticised the club’s training facilities when compared to rivals Manchester City.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has continued his scathing attacks on icons of the club’s recent past, with former midfielder Paul Scholes joining television pundit Gary Neville in receiving the Dutchman’s wrath according to reports from the Mail.
Neville had angered van Gaal following Monday night’s fortunate victory over Southampton at St. Mary’s, with the former England international stating that United had defended like a “pub team” despite their narrow 2-1 victory, comments that led van Gaal to hit out at Neville in his post-match briefing.
Scholes has suggested this week that he fears the opening of bitter local rivals Manchester City’s £200 million new training complex in the City could lose to United, traditionally a bastion of youth development, losing out on talented local youngsters to their nouveau riche neighbours.
This was a suggestion refuted by van Gaal, however, with the Dutchman sneering at Scholes’ status as an Old Trafford “legend” and indicating that he felt his opinions on the matter were not worth listening to:
“That’s another legend, yeah? I think he has to pay attention to his words too. The building and accommodation (at the training ground) is not so important.”
United are still being criticised for their mediocre Premier League displays, despite the fact that five successive victories have led van Gaal’s side to third in the table ahead of a huge derby against rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday lunchtime.