Manchester United great Paul Scholes aims new dig at rivals Arsenal

'Finishing fourth and celebrating cannot happen at United'

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has aimed a dig at rivals Arsenal, saying that the Gunners' joy in finishing fourth and winning the FA Cup every season cannot become a trend at United.

Scholes was speaking as a pundit during United's 2-0 Europa League first-leg defeat by Liverpool last night.

United have yet to win a trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager in 2013, finshing fourth in the league last season, and seventh in 2014.

"Manchester United should be competing to win the Premier League and Champions League every season," the former midfielder told BT Sport.

"They have spent £300 million and they are sixth in the league. They have ended up in the Europa League after failing in a poor Champions League group. They should be competing with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

"The last thing I want for them is to be happy with finishing fourth and winning the FA Cup. That's what Arsenal do ever year. You see them celebrate out on the pitch when they come fourth in the Premier League. That can’t happen at United.”