Paul Scholes states prediction for Man Utd v Liverpool

Paul Scholes believes Man Utd will need to score four to beat Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday night

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Paul Scholes says Manchester United will need to score four or five in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday to overturn their first-leg deficit against Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a commanding lead at Anfield thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino either side of half-time.

United were unable to beat West Ham United in their FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Sunday after Anthony Martial’s equaliser rescued a 1-1 draw following Dimitri Payet’s brilliant opener.

Former United midfielder Scholes admitted that he can’t see Louis van Gaal’s players keeping a clean sheet against Liverpool on Thursday night, which means United will need to score at least four times.

“Playing Liverpool here is a total different kettle of fish than it is at Anfield,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“I think you’ll get a bit of time on the ball.

“I am just worried that United won’t be able to stop Liverpool scoring. It may be a problem. United might have to score four.
“But at 2-0, I still think they’re in the game.”

The Red Devils had won their last four games against Liverpool before Thursday night’s 2-0 loss at Anfield.

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