Paul Scholes comments on Manchester United v Arsenal

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Manchester United face Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend.

Paul Scholes has said that he fears for Manchester United as they take on Arsenal this weekend in a crunch Premier League encounter at Old Trafford, the Telegraph reports.

United haven’t been at the races this season, and they face an Arsenal side who will be desperate to get one over on their old rivals in order to boost their Premier League title hopes.

Commenting ahead of the fixture, Scholes has nothing but good words to say about Arsenal while his thoughts on United under Louis van Gaal are somewhat different.

“Arsenal are a really good team with some brilliant attacking players and I'd fear for them [United] a little bit on Sunday with that back four to be honest with you,” Scholes told the Telegraph.

“If you look at the pace power and strength Arsenal have, it's going to be difficult. We know it's a massive game and a massive step up against Arsenal."

Arsenal head into the encounter on the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Barcelona, whereas United advanced to the next round of the Europa League with a 5-1 win over Midtjylland on Thursday.

The Gunners head in to the game as favourites to win, explained by their position in the table and arguably as a result of their convincing 3-0 win over their upcoming opponents earlier in the campaign.

Arsene Wenger’s side’s pace on the counter can really hurt United, and the North London side will know how Van Gaal’s team have been susceptible this season to such tactics.

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