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Scholes excited by 'vibrant' United

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Paul Scholes admits to being excited by Manchester United's new found attacking philosophy of 'we'll score more goals than you do'.

United have been nigh-on unstoppable going forward so far this season; scoring 31 goals in all competitions. But, in more recent weeks, the Barclays Premier League champions have looked far from watertight at the back.

But, comments Scholes, the 8-2 hammering of Arsenal would not have been achievable if defending was not somewhat compromised - and the 36-year-old likes what he sees.

"This is such a young and vibrant, quick team. We look like we're going to score goals all the time," he told The Observer.

"We look like we'll concede them a bit too often as well. I like the attitude that we're just going to score more goals than they do.

"It's not always great for your back lads and your keeper but we go through games looking like we could score five or six.

"To do that against Arsenal [in the 8-2 game] is just a pleasure to play for a striker or an attacking midfielder."




 

Scholes, meanwhile, is clearly frustrated by the frequent suggestions that Sir Alex Ferguson needs to replace him.

The midfield maestro called a time on his playing career in May, but does not believe he will be missed at Old Trafford as much as some suggest.

"I think people are too obsessed with the idea of a replacement," Scholes added.

"They always talk about replacing a player who scored 15 goals a season.

"For the last five years I was never that type of player, especially for the last two years, when I was probably only playing 25-30 games a year."

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