Paul Scholes has played in his fair share of Manchester Derby’s.
With over 700 appearances for Manchester United, the retired midfielder currently works as a football analyst as well as writing columns for The Independent.
In his latest column, the United legend previews this weekend’s match between United and City, which is always one of the most thrilling matches of the season.
When speaking on Manchester City, Scholes questioned the team’s attitude, saying they might not always respect their opposition as much as they should.
My view of City overall has not changed. After a week which has brought defeats to West Ham and Newcastle there is something about them – you might even call it a touch of arrogance – that they do not have to take their opposition into consideration.”
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As the defending Premier League champions, Manchester City have the right to be confident. The “arrogance” Scholes points out has also been seen, like Aleksander Kolarov’s recent statements claiming City have been the best team in Manchester for the past “five or six years.”
Scholes also said he believes Yaya Toure looks “a bit bored” in City’s midfield, and will have to step up his game now that David Silva is out with an injury.
For Manchester United, this is the first derby for many of Louis van Gaal’s men. The pressure will be on as United will look to build on their draw against Chelsea with a win at the Etihad.
In the words of Paul Scholes, “From my experience, it is not a game you want to lose.”