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Van Gaal urges Scholes to be more positive about Man United

Van Gaal fears Scholes is contributing towards a negative atmosphere. Credit: PA

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested former midfielder Paul Scholes should be "more positive" in his comments about the club.

Scholes has been critical of the tactics used under Van Gaal, labelling the Red Devils "boring", and the Dutchman believes the 41-year-old's words could have had an adverse effect.

Van Gaal said in the Independent:

What Scholes is thinking, he has to think it. Every human being can give his opinion. I don't bother about that - I think it is good.

But my problem is when you create an atmosphere, a very negative atmosphere for somebody, so maybe he should be more positive.

– Man United manager Louis van Gaal


Ferdinand says Giggs would be a gamble for Man Utd

Rio Ferdinand thinks Manchester United would be taking a risk if they appointed Ryan Giggs as their next manager.

Ferdinand has been speaking about who Man United's next manager might be. Credit: Reuters

Louis van Gaal's position as United boss has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after his team slipped down the Premier League table after exiting the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho has been tipped to succeed Van Gaal if he is sacked and Giggs, who is the Dutchman's assistant, has also been mentioned as a possible successor.

Ferdinand, who played alongside Giggs for 12 years, acknowledges the Welshman would stick to the club's long-founded traditions of playing attractive football and bringing through youth players.

But he also concedes it would be a gamble appointing someone with no long-term managerial experience.

Ferdinand told NDTV:

Jose Mourinho's name is getting mentioned. If you want someone whose got a career track record in winning in the Premier League and various other countries, then he's that guy.

But if you want someone who understands the philosophy, whose respectful of the philosophy, who identifies with the fans, knows the place inside out, who's going to be a bigger risk, then Ryan Giggs is that guy.

– Former Man United defender Rio Ferdinand


Hoffenheim appoint league youngest ever manager

Julian Nagelsmann is in charge. Credit: PA

Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have appointed 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as their new head coach.

Nagelsman was set to take over in the summer but that has been brought forward due to the club's struggles in the league, as they currently sit 17th in the table.

The university graduate becomes the youngest coach in Bundesliga history, signing a three-and-a-half year deal at Hoffenheim.

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