Scholes: Man Utd can win the title if they ‘change’ one thing
Paul Scholes insists Man Utd can win the Premier League title this season but they must start winning big games first.
The Red Devils go into their fixture with Liverpool on Sunday knowing a win would put them six points clear of the Reds at the top of the Premier League table.
It is a scenario few would’ve predicted before the season kicked off but Scholes thinks the “weird season” has given Man Utd a good chance of winning the title.
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“It feels strange to say it, but I actually do think United can win the league because it’s been such a weird season,” Scholes told ESPN.
“But it’s all about winning the big games now. They haven’t done that yet. People can say they won at Leicester on the final day of last season to qualify for the Champions League, but that wasn’t a big game like going to City, Liverpool or Chelsea and winning when it matters.
“United have lost four successive semifinals and were knocked out the Champions League with a really bad defeat against RB Leipzig. That failure to win big games has to change if they are to win anything, but there’s no better place to start than at Anfield.”
On squad management, Solskjaer added: “Ole has to manage his squad because you can’t ask the same 10-11 players to perform every week.
“He made changes in the FA Cup semifinal against Chelsea last season and lost heavily — a warning about what can happen once you go beyond the best XI.
“But it’s in United’s hands, and that’s the best place to be. They have some tough games to come at Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal, but it is their away form that has put them top of the table.
“If they can win those games, they will have answered the question about winning when it matters. And they’ll go a lot closer to winning the title by doing that.”