Wednesday, 12th February, 2014

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has waved away concerns over the club's current lacklustre season, believing that there have been times in recent memory when things have been a lot worse.

Manchester United have slumped from comfortable Premier League winners last term to just seventh this season, having lost eight games already in the league.

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It has been a bumpy ride under new manager David Moyes and the Red Devils may well not even qualify for next season's Champions League.

But Scholes feels fans don't have to look too far back to remember other tough times.


"We’ll always come back from bad patches like this. We have been on worse runs", he told MUTV.

"I think there was a time that we went three years without winning the league, which was a disaster for a club of this size – this is nothing in comparison.

"Once the manager gets his own players in, gets his defenders fit and [Wayne] Rooney and [Robin] van Persie flying again, I’m sure we’ll be okay."

Manchester United are next in action this evening when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in a Premier League clash.

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