Manchester United legend Paul Scholes slammed the midfield’s performance for their Europa League defeat at Liverpool.
Scholes described the midfield display as a shambles to heap even more pressure on Van Gaal.
Scholes said: “When I saw the teamsheet my first thought was, ‘They’re going to get beat’.
“I thought Carrick should be playing. Michael probably isn’t in the best form of his life, he’s picking up injuries and he can’t stay fit. But he has to play centre midfield. He’s brave enough to take the ball.”
“Coming to Anfield, bravery is the biggest thing. Having the b**** to go and play. This is a tough, horrible place to play.”
“It’s a tight pitch, everything is on top of you. But Michael possesses that ability to get on the ball and calmness.”
“Morgan Schneiderlin didn’t want to do it. Marouane Fellaini isn’t someone you can play through.”
“He played for one reason: so they could smash the ball up to him and they didn’t have to play through midfield.”
“This is United you are talking about! Every time Fellaini plays, that happens.”