Paul Scholes criticises Arsenal after Man Utd loss

Paul Scholes hits out at Arsenal after Manchester United's 2-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Paul Scholes was at Anfield on Thursday night Photo: BT Sport

Paul Scholes aimed a dig at Arsenal as he reacted to Manchester United’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The Red Devils were thoroughly outplayed at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s men took a giant stride towards the quarter-finals of Europe’s second tier club competition.

The result prompted questions about Louis van Gaal’s future and whether the Dutchman is the right man to get the club challenging for trophies once again.

And the former Manchester United midfielder could not help but aim a thinly-veiled dig at the Gunners as he discussed his old club’s situation on Thursday night.

Speaking on BT Sport after the game at Anfield, Scholes said: “The last thing I want from Manchester United is for them to be happy with winning the FA Cup and coming fourth in the Premier League.

“That’s what Arsenal do every year. You see them celebrating out on the pitch when they come fourth in the Premier League.

“That can’t happen at Manchester United. Never in a million years.”

United will look to turn the tie around when they host Liverpool in the return leg at Old Trafford next Thursday.

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Before that, Van Gaal’s men take on West Ham at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-finals.


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