GARY Neville was critical of United’s display in their 2-1 win at Southampton, while Paul Scholes said United were at risk of falling behind rivals Manchester City after the latter opened a £200million academy and training complex.
Van Gaal was unflustered by the pair – who represented United a combined 900 times in the league – and was particularly dismissive of Scholes’ claims.
Neville slammed Sunday’s clash between United and Liverpool as comparable to a clash between pub sides – “the Dog and Duck versus The Red Lion” – but Van Gaal was not moved on the former captain’s assessment.
“I don’t know the context, how he [Neville] said that, so I cannot answer that,” Van Gaal said, when asked about Neville’s criticism.
“I can only say what I have already said; as a legend, or ex-legend, or as a commentator you have to pay attention to your words.”