Scholes questions Van Gaal’s impact


The Dutch coach, who lead the Netherlands to third place at this year’s Fifa World Cup, has endured a tough start to his managerial career in England, as his Red Devils’ side were knocked out of the League Cup and currently languish in 10th position in the League standings.

And boosted by a number of big-money signings in the transfer window, former club icon Scholes has been left disappointed with the Dutchman’s influence since taking charge in Manchester.

“Louis van Gaal talks about progress,” Scholes wrote in his column for The Independent. “I expected United to have a better record by this stage of the season.

“It is difficult to figure out what Van Gaal is thinking during games. His demeanour doesn’t change throughout. He looks a bit subdued.”

Scholes feels van Gaal has changed from his relatively successful stint on the bench for the Oranje earlier this year.

“Certainly, he appears very different to the man you saw on the touchline at the World Cup,” said Scholes.

United will hope to add to their tally of 13 League points after 10 games when they take on Crystal Palace on Saturday.