By Andy Hyslop
- Michael Carrick has responded to criticism of Van Gaal and his team
- Paul Scholes one of many ex players to tag United as boring
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has responded to recent criticism of United following three successive 0-0 draws in three different competitions.
United legend Paul Scholes is one ex player who has been critical of Louis Van Gaal and his side. Scholes praised United for their defensive structure saying its a team he would like to play against. But also went it’s a team he would like to play in because of the lack of creativity.
United striker Wayne Rooney has been criticised by many for his lack of goals, but Scholes said any top striker would struggle to score goals in the current United side.
Michael Carrick has responded to these criticism by saying that the United squad take no notice and that everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Carrick played alongside Scholes in the United midfield on a number of occasions but says what Scholes has had to say doesn’t bother him and his United team-mates. Despite the criticism from his former team-mate, Carrick says he hasn’t lost any respect for him.
Carrick says everyone has their opinions and if you started worrying what people were saying about you in the media then your in trouble. He believes you have to take the praise and the criticism the same. You can’t get carried away with either.
I have respect for Scholesy and that isn’t going to change. It’s not an issue really.
There are so many opinions out there. If you start worrying about what people are saying about you on TV or in the papers then you are in trouble.
We know as players what we have to focus on. There is nothing wrong with those comments. People are there to have opinions. That’s fine.
You have to take the rough with the smooth and if you accept the pats on the back then you have to accept the criticism when it comes