Paul Scholes: Manchester United can’t be happy finishing 4th like Arsenal

by Sam Peoples

Paul Scholes has slammed Manchester United’s performance against Liverpool and questioned the falling standards at the club.

It wasn’t the fact we lost 2-0 at Anfield, it was the manner of the defeat from a team who showed almost no fight to come away with a win.

That culminated in one of our worst performances against Liverpool in some time and Scholes didn’t hold back in his criticism of the players.


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

“That’s what Arsenal do every year and you see them out there celebrating on the pitch when they’ve come fourth in the league. That can’t happen at Man United.”

Couldn’t have put it any better myself Scholes. It’s a case of managing your expectations and United have high standards set over the last 20 years that both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal have failed to live up to. Arguably, we haven’t improved under the Dutchman and that says it all.

It’s got nothing to do with being arrogant but Scholes was part of a United team which won silverware almost every year and he’s got that sort of approach to it now he’s a pundit. That’s what he wants to see this United team doing but at the moment we couldn’t look any further away from that, with the loss to Liverpool being the worst of it so far.

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