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Paul Scholes hopes Manchester United keeps momentum against Southampton

By Harry Smith

Paul Scholes hopes Manchester United keeps momentum against Southampton

The ex-footballer was considered one of the best midfielders of his time

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Manchester United defeated Liverpool on Monday night against all odds after their shaky start to the Premier League season. Erik ten Hag’s team were coming to the match with two losses on their backs; one against Brighton, and a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Brentford. Even though Jurgen Klopp’s side also hadn’t won any game, no one really expected a victory from United.

Manchester United and England legend Paul Scholes appeared in Premier League Productions, where he spoke about his former team’s performance. He was all over the moon for the victory and passion the players showed and praised them for it: “They have not played with that intensity and aggressiveness, I can’t remember the last time I saw it from them”.

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However, he worries that they won’t perform that well against Southampton: “They were actually tackling people, which was great. They didn’t have a lot of possession, but sometimes in these games, you don’t need to. Saturday may be a bigger test for them. They will have to have possession and have to be on the ball, but we will see if they can”.

The Red Devils will travel to Southampton with more confidence where they will try to maintain momentum after defeating their biggest rivals on Monday. However, the Saints won’t play as Liverpool did, with high pressing and leaving space behind. They will defend very deep as a unit, which will make United take possession of the ball and take control of the game.

The legend of “Scholsy”

Paul Scholes spent all his career for Manchester United. The midfielder made his senior debut in 1994 and went on to become one of the best players in the Premier League. He retired back in 2011 but returned six months later to help the team as Sir Alex Ferguson was struggling. He went on and helped the team win the Premier League that season, which was his 11th league title in his career.


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