By Pranav Shahaney

27th Apr, 2021 | 6:30pm

Paul Scholes slams Leeds United style after Man United result

BT Sport pundit Paul Scholes has slammed Leeds United for their style of football and lack of creativity in the last few games.

The former Manchester United midfielder was in the Premier League Productions’ studio for Sunday’s game against Leeds United.

When asked about Leeds’ identity and style of play, Scholes wasn’t one to mince his words.

Given the fact that Leeds have drawn recently against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, and won unconvincingly against Manchester City, the former England international claimed that they haven’t been adventurous enough for his liking.

“Sometimes when you are playing in your own half, all the time, and not attacking then it can be easy to do that, just keep your shape and positions,” he said.

“In the last few weeks, they have defended very well, especially against Manchester City. But it takes away from the other end of the pitch. They aren’t really creating anywhere near as much.

“I know they did a few times against Liverpool last week but (v Manchester United), they have been non-existent up front.”

Rich coming from him

Scholes seems to be more bothered about Leeds United than his former side Manchester United, who to be fair, aren’t known for their attacking identity.

In fact throughout Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign, in big games, the club has preferred to sit back and let the opposition attack before hitting them on the counterattack.

That’s exactly what we’ve done and have remained unbeaten against sides far superior to us in these last few games.

Had we left ourselves exposed, there was a good chance we would lose most if not all our recent games, and in these kinds of encounters it’s important we play slightly conservatively.

Even Ole understands that, but Scholes is sounding extremely narrow-minded and hypocritical with these statements.

Any unbiased pundit or fan would tell you that we’ve been the neutrals’ favourite side to watch and it’s no coincidence that our games have seen the most goals this season.

It’s almost like Scholes didn’t have a point, to begin with. We’re probably living rent-free in his head.

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