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‘I feel saddened at the season’

PAUL SCHOLES gave a scathing review of Manchester United’s season and predicted they will lose their upcoming games against Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Red Devils were on the wrong end of a crushing 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday night.


United hero Scholes says the club is in a ‘really bad place’Credit: Getty
The former midfielder reckons a top four place is not achievable


The former midfielder reckons a top four place is not achievableCredit: EPA

The former United midfielder said it was “disgusting to watch”.

And Old Trafford legend Scholes dismissed any chances of finishing in a Champions League spot.

Speaking to Premier League Productions, the 47-year-old said: “You just can’t see them finishing fourth on that performance.

“Arsenal on Saturday? and Chelsea straight after?

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“Those are two games they are going to lose.

“If it’s anything like tonight, they will lose those two games as well.”

He also showed his displeasure at the team’s season as a whole, saying he feels “sorry for the football club and the fans”.

United now sit sixth in the league, behind Arsenal and Tottenham – just two points above West Ham and Wolves, should the latter win their game in hand.


Their current form is so bad, without Cristiano Ronaldo they would be 12th in the Premier League – potentially slipping as low as 15th.

Incredibly, Liverpool battered the Red Devils 9-0 across their two league games this season.

Man Utd have only suffered a combined heavier defeat ONCE in their entire history, losing 11-0 across their two matches against Sunderland in 1892-93.

Erik ten Hag was announced as the new boss on Thursday.

He becomes permanent manager on a three-year deal, with the option for a further 12 months.

And Scholes believes it will help after a dire season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

The ex-England international said: “I’ve lost a little bit of anger towards United’s poor season now, I feel saddened, it’s not great to watch.”

“It’s in a really bad place.

“We need to find a way to get it back where it should be.

“Getting a proper coach will help, of course it will.”

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