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Paul Scholes reaction to Newcastle United v Manchester United

5 years ago

Paul Scholes was a happy man last night despite his team failing to win.

The former Manchester United star says that the game against Newcastle United was what it is all about.

The one-time England and Man Utd midfielder saying that Tuesday night’s match was ‘like watching a Manchester United team’ and it is all about entertainment and goals, whichever end they go in…

Most people were predicting a negative match with 0-0 a popular scoreline for many.

Manchester United had scored more than once in only one of their last six previous games, whilst for Newcastle United they had failed to score in their last four.

However, there is nothing more true than the saying about goals changing matches and with the dodgy Rooney penalty after only nine minutes, it completely changes the dynamic of the game.

Newcastle then had to emerge from their usual Steve McClaren negative tactics, especially then when the visitors went two up in the 38th minute and then in the 79th minute again.

Paul Scholes is right but Manchester United aren’t any special case, ALL proper fans of ALL clubs only really hope/expect to see goals and entertainment, not sitting back in the armchair and simply counting trophies if you choose to support one of the elite.

Paul Scholes speaking to BT Sport:

“To go and watch Manchester United, whether it is home or away, it is entertainment, it is goals, whether you concede goals or whether you can score goals.

“Tonight that was like watching a Manchester United team. OK they didn’t win but they should have won really.

“Fellaini’s header (saved by Rob Elliot), what a chance to make it 4-2…. and Jesse [Lingard] had a great chance, and that is just what I expect.

“I expect positive play from Manchester United all the time, whether you are home or away.

“Sometimes it is a little bit easier to do it away from home, actually, when a team comes out at you and really has a go like Newcastle did.

“Now they have to try and transfer this type of form to Old Trafford.”


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