Manchester United morning round-up: Scholes admits he doesn't enjoy watching LvG's team

Paul Scholes

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester United.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has told the London Evening Standard that he doesn’t feel the current side is true to the values of the club.

Scholes feels that United aren’t playing up to the attacking ethos, which has been created in the recent past.

“It does not give me any pleasure to say that at the moment I am struggling to watch Louis Van Gaal’s team with any great enjoyment,” said Scholes.

The former midfielder also wants to see the team taking more risks and going for bigger passes during key games.

Preston star Kevin Davies has told the Sport Review what he feels is Manchester United’s main weakness.

Preston meet United in the FA Cup this coming Monday and Davies has suggested there is an area of United’s team, which his side can take advantage of.

“They haven’t had a settled back three, back four, whatever they’re playing, back five at times,” said Davies.

United go into the game having conceded two goals in their last two matches.

England manager Roy Hodgson has been quoted by the Daily Mirror suggesting that Wayne Rooney belongs at the top of an attack.

Rooney has been used in a withdrawn midfield role at times in recent games by Louis van Gaal, which would have created confusion in the minds of supporters.

Hodgson has suggested that for United to get the most out of him, they have to be using him in key advanced positions in and around the box.

“Well, he’s a goal-scorer, isn’t he? So one always likes to see one’s goal-scorers in positions where they can get into the box and in and around the box,” said Hodgson.

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