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Van Gaal Hits Back At Scholes

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has hit back at criticism from Paul Scholes, insisting the Red Devils legend is only thinking about himself and not the club.

Read: Man Utd Legend Slams Negative Van Gaal

Scholes recently slammed Van Gaal's United for playing "without risk and creativity", stating he wouldn't enjoy being in the Dutchman's team.

Van Gaal, however, was not pleased with Scholes' comments and claimed the former midfielder only said something because he gets paid to do so.

"You have an expression in England and it is: 'Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me.' It is a fantastic expression," he told a news conference, as quoted by Sky Sports.

"I do not agree with his opinion, but I don't want to defend myself. I can't defend because he is a legend and has a lot of resonance, I hear.

"If you are a legend, you have to speak with the manager, or with his friend Ryan Giggs, or with Ed Woodward, but not because he is paid and then you have to say something.

"It has no effect on me whatsoever. He doesn't have the responsibility, so he can say anything. But why is he saying something? Because of the benefit of the club, or the benefit of himself?

"It is not important. I know when we shall lose, and lose, and lose that I shall be finished. But I shall do everything for this club because I think that these fans are unbelievable."

Read: Eto'o Has His Say On Under-Fire Mourinho

Scholes' comments came after United lost to Middlesbrough on penalties in the Capital One Cup – the Red Devils were unable to score against the Championship side.

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