Man Utd legend backs Chelsea to beat his former side

Date published: Friday 19th October 2018 3:14

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Paul Scholes has backed Maurizio Sarri’s men to beat Manchester United on Saturday, the side whom he spent 20 years at as a professional player.

Jose Mourinho is at a stage in his Man Utd career where every defeat could be his last, with immense speculation stating that the three-time Premier League winner could be sacked.

Zinedine Zidane has been tipped as a potential replacement for Mourinho, but some fans have singled out Massimiliano Allegri and Nuno Espirito Santo as two potential candidates.

Speaking to Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast on Five Live, Scholes predicted a 1-0 home win and said: “When you go to Stamford Bridge when the team is flying and full of confidence, it’s always going to be a hard game,.”

The former England man was also very dismissive towards talk of a shock United victory, telling fellow guest Ben Thornley to “tell the truth”, as he predicted a 2-1 win for the Red Devils.

The Salford City co-owner did offer so respite however, claiming a defensive approach could be key to finding a result.

“But Chelsea is a different story. I just hope we are defensively right and that may then give the forwards a chance to win the game.” Scholes said.

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