Scholes ridicules 'pretty' Arsenal

Updated: 05 July 2011 17:40 IST

Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has rubbed salt into Arsenal's wounds, accusing the London club of being all style and no substance.

Scholes ridicules 'pretty' Arsenal

London:

Retired Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has rubbed salt into Arsenal's wounds, accusing the London club of being all style and no substance.

Speaking ahead of his testimonial at Old Trafford next month, Scholes said United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would never have allowed his team to go six years without a trophy as has been the case at Arsenal.

"They just flatter to deceive," Scholes said.

"They may play the prettiest football, but it doesn't always produce the results they need."

"It doesn't irritate me that people say they're the best footballing team because while they are doing that, we (United) are winning games," he added.

Scholes was often at the heart of United's rivalry with Arsenal over the past decade, and was accused by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger last season of having a "dark side" to his play.

Scholes, whose last game for United was an appearance in their Champions League final defeat by Barcelona, meanwhile acknowledged that Wenger's side did play attractive football.

"They do play the best football to watch at times, but what is the point of that if you are not winning anything?"

"Not only that, they are potentially going to lose their best players in (Cesc) Fabregas, (Samir) Nasri and (Gael) Clichy," he added, referring to the widely reported speculation concerning Fabregas and Nasri. Clichy left Arsenal for Manchester City on Monday.

"I don't think our manager would allow this club to go six years without a trophy," Scholes added.

Topics : Football Chelsea Manchester United Arsenal Alex Ferguson Wayne Rooney
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