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Scholes slams Man Utd - ‘There is no quality’

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has lambasted his former club.

The Red Devils drew 1-1 with CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night despite controlling the contest for much of the 90 minutes.

United conceded in the 15th minute at Arena Khimki after Anthony Martial had given away a penalty for an unnecessary handball before the young French striker levelled with a diving header in the 65th minute.

In the wake of the match, in which United enjoyed almost 80% of possession, former midfielder Scholes said on BT Sports that he felt Louis van Gaal's men were lacking quality.

"You look at the United team, there is no quality, no movement. People are not running," said the Old Trafford hero.

"Is it the way they are told to play?

"It's all safety playing across the pitch. I can't remember a pass in to Wayne Rooney. There is no movement.

"You've got midfield players who can run - Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial - stick the ball into Rooney and run but there's not one of them even thinking of running."

Andrew Slevison
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