Paul Scholes believes the latest form of Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will worry rivals for next season.
The Reds extended their unbeaten streak to 17 games in all competitions. Thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba, Aston Villa threatened a comfortable victory against relegation on Thursday evening.
United’s victory allowed them to move one point ahead of fourth-placed Leicester within four games. Solskjaer’s team can secure a place in the top 4 of the Premier League by winning all remaining games. The Reds are chasing the Europa League and FA Cup this season.
As Pogba is back in shape and Fernandes has continued to impress since moving from Sporting Lisbon in January, United is currently at the top of the form table in the last ten league games. He won seven and drew three, scoring 23 and conceding just four goals.
Scholes believes that her latest form is cause for concern for her rivals in the Premier League.
After beating Villa, he wrote on Instagram: “Is it time for a few teams to worry about this team?
“I have a hunch that maybe they are already.”
United’s former defender Gary Neville was also enthusiastic about the progress of United’s front compared to Liverpool stars Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Neville told Sky Sports: “The three United have are not yet at the level of the top three in Liverpool, you wouldn’t expect it, but they have the talent and the skills.
“There were questions as to whether Rashford was good enough, whether Martial was good enough and Greenwood obviously didn’t show up at the time, but they prove that they are good enough that they can play and that they get better.
“The first three places in Liverpool are ahead of us, but it’s exciting for Manchester United. If you believe in young players and give them opportunities in the positions they want to play in, you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.”