herald

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Scholes: Reds plan working

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes believes Manchester United should push to beat their title rivals away from home to give themselves a psychological advantage. 

Jose Mourinho was criticised for United's defensive performance against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend, with the game ending 0-0.  Scholes said: "I think what United have to do is try to find a way to win these big games, especially away from home.  "OK you don't have to win them, you can go to those places and beat them at home, but I think psychologically it's a big boost when you can go to a Man City, go to a Liverpool, go to a Tottenham and win there." 

The draw saw United slip two points behind free-scoring Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.  But they are still in a very strong position, with Tottenham three points behind and expected title challengers Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all seven points adrift of United.  After a dearth of success in the league since the end of Alex Ferguson's reign four years ago, Scholes sees little room for complaint.  The former midfielder said: "It's very difficult to criticise what they've done.

OK they haven't played the greatest brand of football but they're second in the league, they've drawn two games and won every other one, they're top of the Champions League group, they've won their League Cup game.  "You can't moan at this minute, it's all going to plan. Whatever way, if United can win the league, I don't think too many United fans would be that bothered."

Promoted articles

Entertainment News