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Scholes: United don't want to end up celebrating fourth place every year like Arsenal

The former midfielder took a swipe at the Gunners last night.

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes
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PAUL SCHOLES HAS taken a swipe at Arsenal by claiming that Manchester United should not become a club who celebrate finishing in fourth place.

United’s chances of reaching next season’s Champions League were dented last night following their 2-0 Europa League defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

In the Premier League, Louis van Gaal’s side are three points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who also have a game in hand, and Scholes insists the club should always be facing Europe’s elite.

“Manchester United should be competing to win the Premier League and Champions League every season,” the former midfielder told BT Sport.

“They have spent £300 million and they are sixth in the league. They have ended up in the Europa League after failing in a poor Champions League group. They should be competing with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

“The last thing I want for them is to be happy with finishing fourth and winning the FA Cup. That’s what Arsenal do ever year. You see them celebrate out on the pitch when they come fourth in the Premier League. That can’t happen at United.”

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