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- May 8, 2011
Man Utd players look bored - Scholes
Manchester United's players and manager Louis van Gaal "look bored" and are "going through the motions", says the club's former midfielder Paul Scholes.
Van Gaal's side laboured to a 1-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield United - failing to register a first-half goal for the 10th home match in a row.
"There just seems to be an acceptance of bad performances," Scholes told BT Sport.
"Every time you come to Old Trafford you see negative football."
United lie fifth in the Premier League, but have managed just 12 goals in 10 home matches.
"The players looked bored themselves," Scholes said. "There's no spirit, there's nobody having a go at each other, there's no smiling, there's no entertainment.
"I think even Van Gaal on the bench looks bored, but he'll come out and say he's happy.
"People need digging out sometimes. You need to make something happen."
While Van Gaal's side avoided a replay thanks to Wayne Rooney's stoppage-time penalty, Scholes said the performance against Sheffield United was unacceptable.
"They didn't create a chance, had to win a game against a League One side with a penalty in the 94th minute," Scholes said.
"In my eyes it's not good enough."