Paul Scholes says Manchester United's quadruple is still 'on,' fans might even start to believe him
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Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester United's quadruple is still 'on,' after they drew with Barcelona in the Europa League.
Once upon a time there was a very quiet but extremely deadly midfielder at United by the name of Scholes. A truly would class operator that often got brought up in conversations about the Premier League's greatest midfielders.
Whilst winning came easy, talking to the press was not one of the United star's best attributes, and he rarely did it, until of course he hung up his boots.
Since then, the 48-year-old has become a pretty outspoken pundit, obviously being negative about his former side, even being annoyed at Erik ten Hag's tactics earlier this season.
Right now it's much tougher to be that down on how things at Old Trafford are panning out for the team, with Ten Hag having them playing pretty well.
That was extremely evident on Thursday night, the visitors outplayed Barcelona in the Europa League, earning a thrilling 2-2 draw with with the Spanish league leaders.
The result, paired with United's Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United in nine days time, and the fact that they're just five points below the two sides at the top of the Premier League, has fans believing success is just around the corner.
And Scholes is one of the believers, "The are [alive in all competitions]. The quadruple is still on," he said on BT Sport.
Presenter Jules Breach asked if the former England star was joking, which he replied, "No, I'm not joking, no."
Many were quick to point out that it wouldn't be 'The Quadruple,' which would require teams to win the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League.
The team didn't qualify for the latter, having finished outside of the top four in the league in the previous campaign, but they will be one of the favourites for the Europa League if they make it past Barcelona in the second leg.
There's also a meeting with West Ham in the FA Cup fifth round to come, as well as the game at Wembley against Newcastle in just over a week.
Some fans of Eddie Howe's side think there's a conspiracy against their team ahead of that match, due to the referee appointment, but it's not got much merit.
Trickiest of all will likely be catching both Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the league, although those sides have to meet again, following City's 3-1 win on Wednesday night.