After Manchester United’s win over Atalanta, former star Paul Scholes was not smiling.

Looking ahead to the game with Liverpool, Scholes warned United were in for a rude awakening.

Scholes told BT Sport that a better team would cause United serious problems.

He said: “If Manchester United were playing a really good team, we could be looking at four or five.”

Scholes was right

It took Liverpool just 45 minutes to score four goals against United.

A totally disastrous first half performance saw Liverpool run riot and United defend like a team of amateurs.

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Scholes was criticised by some for his comments in midweek, which saw him choose not to get wrapped up in the emotion of the win.


Was the former United star being too negative, or trying to be controversial?

Scholes’ comments were proved right, with Liverpool netted a fifth after half-time.

United fans streamed out of Old Trafford early, fed up with witnessing one of the worst performances in recent memory.

Supporters on social media praised Scholes’ brutal honesty, which sadly saw his prediction come true in a more vivid and depressing way than anybody imagined.

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