Paul Scholes comments on Salford City v Leeds United

Paul Scholes during the Sky Bet League Two match between Salford City and Stevenage at Moor Lane on August 3, 2019 in Salford, England.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United will face Salford City in the EFL Cup this evening.

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Salford City part-owner Paul Scholes has said that he could not have hoped for a bigger and better club than Leeds United to face in the EFL Cup at this stage of the competition, as quoted in The Yorkshire Evening Post.

The League Two outfit will take on Championship club Leeds at the Peninsula Stadium in the first round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.

Manchester United legend Scholes is a part-owner of the Ammies, and he is looking forward to this evening’s match.

The Yorkshire Evening Post quotes Scholes as saying: “Where do we go the next five or 10 years? Who knows?

“I know it's a long way off, but the target has to be getting to the Premier League at some point.

"We want the big games like Leeds. I don't think in the whole draw we could have got a bigger or better club, so we're looking forward to it."

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Shock upset

Leeds are a massive club and are one of the biggest in England, while Salford won promotion to League Two from the National League only at the end of last season.

With former United stars Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, Scholes and Giggs part of the set-up at Salford, the match will hold extra meaning for the home team.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side will head into this evening’s tie as favourites, but an early goal for Salford could make it very tricky for them.

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