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Scholes: “United may have won with Hammers big three”


Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has paid the Irons an almighty compliment in the post mortem following his team’s defeat at the London Stadium yesterday.

The former Red reckons that the United big three were vastly inferior to ours and that had Arnie, Anderson and Yarmolenko been on their side they may well have won.

He savaged the performances of Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

He said on BT Sport: “We talk about the effort as you rightly said but that is the first thing you expect from a Manchester United player but any footballer.

“But I just wonder if the quality is there as well, y’know the amount of times I would have been saying are these players really good enough, they’ve not really shown that they are, I don’t think.

“I think if United possibly had West Ham’s front three today then it could have been a different story, the lack of movement from Lukaku, Martial, we know he’s got ability, we know Rashford’s got ability but they’ve not shown it anywhere near enough.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

3 comments on “Scholes: “United may have won with Hammers big three”

  1. Scholes offers a sound insight. Arnie is showing his class as a ‘convert striker’. That said I’d not turn my nose up at Lukaku and Fellaini in the Irons squad.

    • Lukaku is still a handful but a bit like Antonio I think he is carrying too much muscle which makes him less of a sustained threat than in previous seasons.

  2. Lukaku has such a record against us I was amazed he didn’t show up. Scholes is one of my all time favourite players and he knows what he’s talking about. One pundit (can’t remember who as I’ve read so many since Saturday) said Arnie should have gone to Man U. We shouldn’t have to worry about people poaching the likes of Arnie and Rice off us. The day when that would be unthinkable is when we know we’re ‘next level’ 😉

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