Paul Scholes states prediction for Man United v Liverpool

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

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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The 20-time English champions are winless in their last three games in all competitions following defeats by West Brom and Liverpool.

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