We have learned very quickly that there are no holds barred when Paul Scholes puts pen to paper as a pundit.
He shoots form the hip and his direct honesty is refreshing – if a little painful for the recipient.
In his latest piece, for The Evening Standard, he talks about the big match between Arsenal and Manchester United this weekend and it doesn’t make great reading for United fans.
Talking about a major player this weekend, Danny Welbeck, he said:
In terms of United, they miss the energy that Danny once gave them in attack.
As well as talking up Manchester United’s need for a midfield pass master in the ilk of Fabregas, Kroos or Modric, Scholes asserts his view that the front line is also struggling without Welbeck:
My view has not changed: he should not have been sold and recently I have felt that United have looked a bit pedestrian going forward. As a United fan I am a little concerned for them going into Saturday’s game.
It’s an interesting view and Scholes has been right so many times in his short career as a pundit. But, despite the injuries, we wouldn’t expect Manchester United to be overly concerned about this one.
Arsenal are in decent form but Manchester United have had the upper hand in recent history and The Gunners always give teams room to play. So it should be an entertaining game and one which Manchester United should feel that they can win.
Manchester United fans: Do you agree with Paul Scholes’s assessment that Manchester United are worse off without the talents of Danny Welbeck? And if he was still at the club would you put him up top instead of RvP on current form?