Paul Scholes names the only club that can stop Man United in Europa League
The Manchester United legend has warned Jose Mourinho's side about Ligue 1 side Lyon in the Europa League
Paul Scholes believes Lyon are the only club capable of rivalling Manchester United in the Europa League this season.
The Red Devils are looking to win their first European trophy since a dramatic penalty shootout victory over bitter rivals Chelsea in the Champions League final in Moscow in 2008.
Manchester United were pitted against Belgian side Anderlecht in the Europa League last eight after an unconvincing 2-1 win against Russian side FC Rostov in the previous round.
Dutch giants Ajax, Spanish side Celta Vigo, Belgian outfit Genk, Ligue 1’s Lyon and Turkish club Besiktas are the other six clubs remaining in the competition.
Former Manchester United midfielder Scholes, who won the Champions League in 1999 and 2008, believes Lyon are the only club capable of causing Manchester United problems in Europe’s second-tier competition.
“If they can perform anything like they can then I think they have a great chance of winning it,” Scholes told sportskeeda – as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“I think Lyon are maybe obvious contenders to United but apart from that I don’t see too many problems for them in that competition.”
Manchester United lost to bitter rivals Liverpool in the Europa League in the knockout stage in 2015-16 following a 3-1 aggregate loss.
The Red Devils are in fifth place in the Premier League table.