Paul Scholes has branded Chelsea as ‘toothless’ under Thomas Tuchel and does not expect Manchester United to have any issues against them when they meet in the Premier League.
United remain in second place in the league table after seeing off Newcastle on Sunday evening, with Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Bruno Fernandes all scoring in a 3-1 win.
The Red devils take on Real Sociedad in the second leg of their Europa League clash on Thursday and then travel to Stamford Bridge on Sunday for the clash against Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Although Chelsea could only draw against Southampton, they had won their previous five games in all competitions before that and given some improved performances under Tuchel.
Though, They are yet to net more than two goals in a game under the new manager, Scholes believes they lack a clinical edge up top and they are no match for an in-form United who are the highest scorers in the Premier League.
Asked if United’s upcoming matches will define their season, Scholes told BT Sport: ‘It will yeah, but you’ve got to play these teams if you’re going to be successful – and you’ve got to beat them. ‘They have really struggled in big games.
‘Chelsea away, I watched Chelsea yesterday I thought they were okay but they were a little bit toothless in the final third.
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‘Look, I think United don’t have that much to worry about with Chelsea. ‘I think they’ll be okay there, especially away from home their record is brilliant.
‘The one game there obviously you worry about is Manchester City [on March 7]. They’re playing so well, 10 points clear at the top of the league, such a brilliant squad of players in fine form.
‘That will be tricky, but they’re capable of doing it. I look at the other games I think they’re capable of winning all of them.’