Scholes aims to clinch title

Paul Scholes admits it would be 'amazing' if Manchester United could wrap up the title at Chelsea.

United head to Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime knowing three points would all-but clinch back-to-back Premier League titles.

With the Red Devils facing Barcelona in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final next Tuesday, Scholes is keen to 'get the league out of the way'.

And the evergreen midfielder outlined his expectation that United will not sit back in West London to merely protect their current three-point cushion over Chelsea.

Perfect scenario

"If we could get the league out of the way before the Barcelona tie that would be the perfect scenario for us," Scholes told MUTV.

"We will approach it like we do every game, by trying to win.

"We know we are capable of doing it and it would be amazing to win the league down there."

Ahead of Saturday's showdown, live on Sky Sports 1, Scholes has also acknowledged his surprise that Chelsea are involved in the title race.

Avram Grant replaced Jose Mourinho in September, with his first match a 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, and Scholes has praised the Israeli's impact at Stamford Bridge.


He added: "They have surprised me.

"Their manager has had a lot of stick, but when you look at his record it is fantastic. They have only lost two games since he took over and one of those was against us.

"Maybe they have had a couple of results they shouldn't have, but that happens during a season. We thought they might fade away, but they haven't done. They have been right up there challenging."