Paul Scholes thinks Liverpool and Man City might have to “start worrying” about Man Utd after their 3-0 victory over Aston Villa on Thursday night.
Bruno Fernandes’ contentious penalty – after he appeared to tread on Ezri Konsa – gave the visitors the platform for victory at Villa Park.
Referee Jon Moss gave the spot-kick and his decision was backed up by VAR official Graham Scott, much to Villa’s disbelief and fury.
Mason Greenwood’s missile and Paul Pogba’s first goal for 453 days then saw United extend their unbeaten run to 17 games in all competitions in another statement of intent.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men closed the gap on fourth-placed Leicester to a point. Fifth-placed United go to the King Power Stadium on the final day of the season.
And Scholes posted a picture of the Man Utd players celebrating at Villa Park with a caption of “well then” and he reckons Liverpool and City will be worried about United next season.
“Is it time for a couple of teams to start worrying about this team?” Scholes added on his Instagram story. “I have a hunch they might be already 🤔”.
After their impressive performance at Aston Villa, Pogba has urged Man Utd to keep the same levels up for the rest of the season.
Pogba said: “We’re really pleased with ourselves but we know we have to carry on.
“We talk before the game, we talk in training that we have to carry on. That’s what Manchester is.
“It’s a big club and we want to keep the level up always.
“The performance today and the past few weeks, they are very good and they are the standard of Manchester United.
“Always (we have to keep our feet on the ground). We didn’t win the Premier League. I mean, that’s the goal.
“We didn’t win anything this year, so obviously we have to keep working. There’s a lot to do. A lot.”