Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes and believes that Manchester United can win the Premier League after their performance against Sheffield United yesterday.
The Red Devils came from behind to beat Chris Wilder Sheffield United on Thursday night with goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to hand Ole Solskjaer’s side a sixth straight away win.
The win moved United to within five points of leaders Liverpool, who have played a game more. With that performance, Scholes has come out to state that the Red Devils’ attacking line-up can help them mount a title charge.
Scholes told Amazon Prime Sport: ‘I think if they can keep nine or ten players fit for the next 26 games they will be there or thereabouts. They’ve found an exciting way of playing.
‘I think (Solskjaer) has changed formations and personnel a lot. For five games (last year) they didn’t change the team, and it was this team tonight without the left-back and goalkeeper. It’s a 4-2-3-1, and it worked.
‘It’s a formation that really suits the team. (Bruno) Fernandes in the number 10 role feeding Martial, Rashford and (Mason) Greenwood. How fantastic is that? They’re one of the best, quickest finishers around in Europe when they get chances.
‘The problem is getting possession and getting control with (Paul) Pogba and (Nemanja) Matic. These two need to get control of the game, Fernandes needs that. Once they’ve got that they’re flying.’
Former Real Madrid striker Michael Owen, who was also in the studio with Scholes back up his claim and stated that with Pogba, Fernandes and Rashford in the Red Devils squad regularly, Man United can win the title.
Owen told Prime Sport: ‘Well, they can (win the league). There’ are a few teams that can. The only way they can, is by getting their best players on the pitch.
If you’ve got Pogba and Fernandes in your squad, you can’t win the title if they’re in the stands. You’ve got these unbelievable players you’ve spent millions on, the only way you will win the title is with your best players playing.
‘If you take two or three out, then they’re an ok team. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to keep finding a way of getting Pogba, Fernandes and Rashford playing together, how they haven’t kept them together is unbelievable.’