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Manchester United living legend Paul Scholes has once more criticised Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s tactics at Old Trafford by admitting he would not like to play in United’s current team.

The Red devils last two matches have seen them draw 0-0 at home against cross town rivals Manchester City, before crashing out of the Capital One Cup against Championship side Middlesboro at the Riverside midweek.

And Scholes said: “There’s a lack of creativity and risk.

“It’s a team now you wouldn’t want to play against because they’re tightly organised. But it seems he (Van Gaal) doesn’t want players to beat men and it’s probably not a team I’d have enjoyed playing in.”

At the moment it would appear that the player who is suffering the most is Wayne Rooney after the captain fluffed his penalty kick against the Boro on Wednesday evening to see United go out of the Cup 3-1.

“I was at the derby on Sunday and Rooney’s movement was brilliant but when he’s playing in that team there’s no one prepared to pass to him. I think after 20 minutes you’d be tearing you hair out.

“I played with some brilliant centre forwards and I don’t think they could play in this team – the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham.

“You don’t get crosses into the box or midfielders looking for runs.”

United will now be looking to bounce back on Saturday when they travel down to south London to take on Alan Pardew’s injury hit Crystal Palace.