Paul Scholes brought many talents to the football pitch as a player, but it’s fair to say clairvoyance wasn’t one of them.
As a pundit, on the other hand, Scholes is proving rather prophetic. After Manchester United’s comeback win over Atalanta a fortnight ago, he successfully predicted that his old club would be four goals behind by half-time if they played with the same abandon against Liverpool.
Scholes was at it again on Tuesday night as he discussed the merits of United’s altogether more cautious, compact 3-4-1-2 formation which worked so well at Tottenham on Saturday and looked like becoming the new norm – well, at least while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tries to steady the ship and keep himself at the helm.
Paul Scholes is proving rather prophetic in the pundit's hotseat talking about Manchester Utd
United were once again reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliance to save a point at Atalanta
‘We can’t really get carried away because Tottenham clearly weren’t right, they were in a little bit of a mess,’ Scholes told BT Sport. ‘It’s a tougher game and we’ll see what United are made of.’
Having hit on a winning formula at Spurs, you could hardly blame Solskjaer for sticking with it at the Gewiss Stadium.
He had seen Liverpool and Leicester