Manchester United legend criticises Bastian Schweinsteiger and blames German for club's lack of goals

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Paul Scholes thinks that the former Bayern Munich man needs to be doing more for Louis van Gaal's side.

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has criticised Bastian Schweinsteiger's performances since making his switch to Old Trafford, and believes that he is to blame for the club's lack of goals this season, the Daily Express report.

Scholes has revealed that he wanted to see more from the German following his summer move from Bayern Munich.

"You expect more from Schweinsteiger, a player who's won the World Cup and the Champions League," he said.

"The biggest art as a midfield player is to find space, not in your back four, in the centre of the park where it's most congested, and contribute to your forward players.

"There are too many passes before getting into the final third, which is why the forwards like Wayne Rooney have struggled. They don't get the service.

"The two central midfielders play 10 yards behind the centre-halves and play easy passes," he explained.

While Louis van Gaal's men have made a great start to the season, and currently sit second in the Premier League table, their football has been less than exciting - no side in the top flight's top eight have scored on fewer occasions than the Red Devils so far.

Scholes' claims seem somewhat validated when you consider that United have had the fifth fewest shots per game in the division (via WhoScored), which suggests that the likes of Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney are not getting enough opportunities to kill off teams. 

Nevertheless, the 31-year-old has been an integral part of the strongest defence in the league. Last season, the team were guilty of leaking goals on many occasions, but the same can certainly not be said for the squad this time around. 

Along with Michael Carrick or Morgan Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger has expertly protected the back four, and unfortunately, the methodical approach that is frustrating Scholes has arguably been the reason for their success.

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