Scholes says champions may have to win every game to keep their title

 

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Paul Scholes believes that Manchester United will have to throw caution to the wind at times if they are to keep their Premier League title out of the hands of Manchester City, whom they still trail by two points only because of Ryan Giggs' injury-time goal in the 2-1 win at Norwich on Sunday.

Scholes, who scored the game's opener, his second goal since coming out of retirement in January, said: "There was no doubt we had to win and we might not have done after they equalised. There was a chance we could lose a second goal as well.

"But we need to win games. There is no point drawing matches and we threw everyone forward, as we will do in any games.

"It doesn't always work but [on Sunday] it did. Getting three points instead of one is a big difference. We realise we might have to win every game to win the league but we are ready and prepared to do that."

United's 12 remaining fixtures all look winnable, the two toughest being Sunday's visit to Spurs and what could prove to be a title decider on 30 April, against City at Eastlands.

Giggs, whose close-range winner rounded off his 900th game for United, said: "We created more chances in the last eight minutes than we did in the whole game. There was pressure on us because City played on Saturday and won quite easily."

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