Europa League: Paul Scholes, Owen Hargreaves name club to win trophy


Former Manchester United players, Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves have named the Red Devils as the clear favourites to win the Europa League this season.

Manchester United made it to the quarter finals by beating Italian giants, AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate, thanks to Paul Pogba’s decisive strike off the bench.

The Red Devils now join Arsenal, Roma, Ajax, Granada, Dinamo Zagreb, Slavia Prague and Villarreal in Friday’s draw.

Among the teams left in the competition, Scholes and Hargreaves believe their former club are heavy favourites to go all the way.

They, however, named Arsenal and Roma as the two sides most capable of halting United.

Hargeaves told BT Sport, “United are the best team, with the utmost respect to everyone else.”

Arsenal also in the last eight after knocking out Olympiacos

“They [United] are the favourites and they should be the favourites. Arsenal, Roma, maybe. They are all here for a reason, they are good teams, but United have the most talent.

“If they can put the pieces of the puzzle together they should win this if it goes according to plan.

“I’m sure Arsenal and Roma will disagree but I think anyone watching will realise United have the strongest squad left in the competition,” he noted.

Paul Scholes added, “United have the best squad by far left in the competition. I think it’s all down to attitude now.

“If their attitude is right going into any of these games they should win these games without a shadow of a doubt.

“If they get the attitude right from the quarter-finals onwards they should win this competition.”





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