Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels the club's fans have been influenced by the recent media criticism regarding the team's lacking of attacking intent.

Red Devils legend Paul Scholes was the latest to question the Dutchman's style of play, with United having found themselves under pressure after managing just 15 goals in their 11 matches prior to Saturday's clash against West Brom.

The team also looked less than convincing in the Champions League in midweek, before carving out a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow, but speaking after the 2-0 win over the Baggies, Van Gaal said: "I was pleased how they reacted against CSKA Moscow because you have to accept that fans have their own opinion, but I think they were very influenced by Paul Scholes and all the criticism and what the media has written about that and then you to have to analyse the game also against CSKA Moscow.

"And when you are yelling 'attack, attack, attack' when you are 85 minutes attack, then you have to think by yourself as a fan: 'Hey, is it all right to yell?'. They want to let them know that we have to score. Of course my mother knows that and my grandmother knows that."


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