Paul Scholes thinks Man Utd could finish above Arsenal as the ‘best of the rest’ behind Man City in the Premier League this season.
The Red Devils bounced back from defeats to Brighton and Brentford in their first two matches of the season by winning four Premier League matches in a row.
Despite Arsenal sitting top of the Premier League standings, many expect Man City to eventually overtake them to become Premier League champions.
And when asked if Man Utd can be the ‘best of the rest’ behind Man City, Scholes replied: “Yeah, I think they can, they’ve got the squad to do that.
“They need to be more clinical though. We keep saying that. The chances they create… they’ve got to find goals from somewhere.
“There is goals in this team though. We see the fixtures they’ve got coming up and Manchester United are more than capable of beating most of those teams.”
Fifth-placed Man Utd are currently nine points adrift of Arsenal in the Premier League but Erik ten Hag’s side have a game in hand on the majority of teams in the league.
Former Man Utd midfielder Scholes added: “After those first two games, I was really concerned that United wouldn’t finish in the top six.
“But the way they’ve fought back, winning five of their last six games, they’ve given themselves a great chance. They do look like they could be the best of the rest.
“I think they’ve got the squad of players that means they could be. It’s still very early days for some of these players, the manager and his staff as well. The longer it goes on, the more confident I’ll be of them getting in the top four.”
Man Utd beat Omonia Nicosia 1-0 on Thursday night after finally breaking the deadlock with one of their 34 shots in the 93rd minute through Scott McTominay.
On the Europa League, Scholes continued: “This is one of the trophies they should try and win. I think they’re one of the favourites, for sure.
“There are other trophies. The Premier League is obviously unrealistic, we saw that against Man City. But I think if they can finish in the top four and win a trophy it would be a great debut season from Erik ten Hag.”