Scholes Backs Liverpool To Upset Manchester United

By Adebayo Williams

Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has tipped Liverpool to stun the Red Devils at Anfield on Monday. The United legend said Jose Mourinho has been soft in the transfer market and his charges were yet to find their rhythm as a team. He said the same could not be said for Liverpool who have become a side playing Jurgen Klopp’s typical heavy metal football.

Klopp and Mourinho clash on Monday at Anfield in an English Premier League match.

“If you were betting, you would be betting on Liverpool,” he told BBC Sport.

“He was not ruthless enough in the off season,” the former England international said.

“There is so much confusion about who should play.

“What I saw of Mourinho at Chelsea, he had 13 or 14 players who played every week. He never rested players, even in the League Cup or whatever competition he was in.

“With United it is still a settling-in period – it is going to take a bit of time for them to knit together and see what they are about.

“Is there an identity to the team yet? I don’t think there is.”


In contrast to Mourinho’s apparent uncertainty, Scholes heralded the unity of purpose seemingly evident at Liverpool.

“You can see Jurgen Klopp has stamped his way of playing football on the team,” he said.

“There is a definite way about them. You know how they are going to play. They are going to be quick, they are going to try to take the ball off you and try to score goals by flooding the box.

“I was worried about them defensively – but they have already played some of the big teams and they are a real threat.

“The form they are in, they look as good as any team in the league.”

Manchester United are currently seventh on the league table after surprise losses to Watford and Manchester City. Liverpool have the chance of joining Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of  the log if they beat the Red Devils.

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