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Paul Scholes believes Arsenal will be 'difficult' for injury-struck Manchester United

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Paul Scholes (L) during last night's Europa League coverage with BT Sport

Paul Scholes believe that Manchester United – who have only conceded one goal in their last two games – will have it tough in the weekend against Premier League title contestants, Arsenal. Louis van Gaal's men ran off 5-1 winners against Danish champions, FC Midtjylland, and previously beat Shrewsbury Town 3-0 in the FA Cup but the long-serving United veteran believes Arsenal's attack may be too much for United to defend. 

“Arsenal are a really good team with some brilliant attacking players and I’d fear for them [United] a little bit on Sunday with that back four to be honest with you,” Scholes told BT Sport

“If you look at the pace power and strength Arsenal have, it’s going to be difficult. We know it’s a massive game and a massive step up against Arsenal.”

United are having a bit of an injury crisis with Physioroom currently claiming that Old Trafford is currently missing fourteen first-team stars including huge names like Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and recently-injured Anthony Martial. 

The Frenchman – who was touted to start up front against Midtjylland – suffered a hamstring pull in his pre-match training and was forced to sit the game out. 

Van Gaal was hopeful of the former Monaco man's injury. He said, "I think he is smart and wise to step out, because it was not a rupture, it was a tight hamstring. I don't think it is very heavy."

With all these injuries coming before a crucial period in the club's season, Scholes believes Van Gaal has no other option but to field the same squad to face Arsenal. 

“I don’t think there’s any other choice and I think that’s the team you’re going to see on Sunday,” he added.

Arsenal are 10 points ahead of Manchester United and humbled the Dutchman's team earlier this season with a 3-0 win that was decided in the first 20 minutes of the game courtesy of a brace from Alexis Sanchez and one from Mesut Ozil. 

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