Manchester United media round-up: Scholes criticises van Gaal, questions his ambition

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

Paul Scholes has been quoted by ESPN suggesting that Louis van Gaal needs to set his sights higher at Manchester United.

The midfielder claims that van Gaal seems to be happy settling for fourth place at the moment.

“No. He looks really happy to me to be fourth. This is a club that needs to be challenging to win the league,” said Scholes.

United remain well placed to secure a position in the Champions League for next season.

Louis van Gaal has been quoted by ESPN backing Jonny Evans in a row against Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse.

Van Gaal was quick to defend Evans after accusations that he’d spat at the Newcastle forward during the game last night.

“I cannot imagine that Jonny Evans, because he is a very modest person, that he could do that. I cannot imagine,” said LvG.

United won the match 1-0 thanks to a late Ashley Young goal.

Young has been quoted by the Daily Mail suggesting that he and his teammates aren’t bothered by the criticism they receive.

Young has suggested that the only person’s criticism they have to listen to is the manager’s because he makes all of the big calls.

“People are always going to question the biggest club in the world but we just concentrate on ourselves,” said Young.

United have an extended break in the league before they play Tottenham, with focus turning to the FA Cup this weekend.

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