Manchester United have become energizing and thrilling to look without precedent for years, says Paul Scholes. With the semblance of rising youngster Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford offering cause for idealism for the Reds future.
United dumped a golden opportunity to move on to a place in the top 4 for the qualification of Champions League after Chelsea and Leicester both were thrashed this weekend.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are compelling to watch since the Portuguese Bruno Fernandes made his move to the Old Trafford.
Rashford and Greenwood native to Manchester have flourished, while Paul Pogba is consistently hoping to add fluency to his game in the wake of beating structure and wellness issues.
The former Manchester United is hard to impress. However, he praised the current Red’s squad after they are unbeaten in 18 matches in all competitions – matching the same unbeaten run from 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson – and have not lost in 11 Premier League games.
“It’s such a difference from what we saw before Christmas.” – the Scottish said.
“You just can’t wait to watch them play now and for the last five or six years it’s not been like that.
“It’s exciting and we can’t wait to watch these young players – Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, young players playing at the top end of the pitch in a really good team now.
“It’s exciting. They are local lads as well. You couldn’t get any better.”
Manchester United looked on to be going third in the Premier League table until Southampton’s forward Michael Obafemi scored a late 96th minute dramatic goal to equalise the tie 2-2.
“I don’t think it’s changed that much.” – the 45-year old said.
“Obviously they would have liked to have won the game and get into the top three. But they’ve still got to win the games.
“Even if they’d won 3 or 4-1, it didn’t really matter. They’ve still got to beat Crystal Palace, West Ham, and then Leicester. I still think that’s the case.
“Leicester will be a difficult game, we know that. But it’s exciting until the end of the season for neutrals to watch.”
United hold on to fifth place with 59 points along with Leicester in fourth, who they play on the final day of the season.
Manchester Utd will travel away to take on Crystal Palace and later 3rd placed Chelsea at Wembley. Solskjaer’s troops are fighting for the spot in the Champions League after City ban was lifted.