Paul Scholes has warned Manchester United’s new players about how important it is not to lose a derby.
Scholes was involved in more than a few derby fixtures and although he enjoyed plenty of victories over Manchester City, he was on the end of some defeats as well, least not in the FA Cup semi-final when Scholes was red carded.
The pressure this weekend may be on City to win given that they’re the favourites and come into the game off the back of two defeats but as it is Louis van Gaal‘s first derby as United manager, he’ll want nothing but three points from the game on Sunday.
“These are the kind of games that get remembered for a long time by supporters, on either side of the city’s divide,” Scholes said in his column for The Independent.
“For players like Shaw, Falcao and Di Maria, it is their first taste of playing against their local rivals. From my experience, it is not a game you want to lose.”
Sunday is set to be an electric atmosphere as it always is in derby games but the added spice of City coming in off the back of two defeats combine with it being Van Gaal’s first derby means it has all the ingredients to be a classic.