Manchester United media round-up: Scholes chooses interesting way to describe season

Paul Scholes

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester United.

Paul Scholes has told the London Evening Standard that he feels this season is a ‘triumph of the underdog.

Scholes has also suggested that the FA Cup defeat at the hands of Arsenal earlier this season was the turning point for the current side.

United face Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend, which will create an interesting comparison of how far the side is away from the league leaders for fans.

“When I look at the side it seems to me to be a triumph of the underdog - Juan Mata, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young. All of whom looked like they could be out the picture at the start of the season,” said Scholes.

The Manchester Evening News has reported that the Glazers were worried Wayne Rooney would move to Manchester City.

The United owners feared for the future of the club’s current captain after he handed in a transfer request to leave five years ago.

However, Rooney stayed on at the club and signed a new contract under former manager David Moyes last season worth around £300,000 per week.

The Daily Mirror has reported that a study has shown that 1 in 20 people believe Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is a Dutch artist.

Van Gaal has found it difficult at times this season to get United playing in an artistic way, but they have gradually improved their form.

The club now look like odds on bets to secure a place in the Champions League looking ahead to next season.

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