Paul Scholes names side most likely to deny Man Utd Europa League glory

Date published: Sunday 9th August 2020 9:17

Paul Scholes

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has identified the side most likely to prevent the Red Devils winning the Europa League.

United eased into the last eight with a 7-1 aggregate win over Austrian side LASK – and now face Copenhagen in the quarter-finals.


Scholes is confident that United are capable of going all the way – but is wary of one team they could meet in the final.

Speaking to BT Sport, Scholes said: “This Europa League is a really big opportunity for them now.

“There’s some decent teams left in there, you can’t dismiss the likes of Sevilla, who won it three times on the trot at one stage.

“Roma obviously will have quality, Italian teams are always difficult to play against.

“But the biggest threat to Man United winning this Europa League to me is Inter Milan, I think they’re along with United the best team in it.”

Should United beat Copenhagen, a semi-final date awaits with the winner of Wolves vs Sevilla.

 

 

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Scholes explains Inter backing

Inter are placed in the opposite side of the draw against Bayer Leverkusen, while Shakhtar Donetsk and Basel contest the other fixture.

“I think if that’s the final that will be a great final, something really to look forward to,” Scholes said. “There’s motivation on each side especially from Inter players, look at Lukaku the way he left the club, that could be a big story.

“But I just think if United are firing, they’re mentally right, they’re fresh, I think they’ve got better players than Inter Milan, they’ll just come through that.

“They’ll beat Copenhagen,” he added. “I don’t think it’s a problem.”

There’s extra intrigue for a United v Inter final. Conte’s side have both former Red Devils stars Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in their ranks.

 

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