UEL Paul Scholes picks shocking club for Man United in Europa League play-off. Paul Scholes, a former England midfielder, stated that it would be preferable for Manchester United to face Barcelona in the Europa League playoff.
Even though Manchester United defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 on Thursday, they were unable to finish first in their group and evade a playoff.
Barcelona, Ajax, and Juventus, who placed third in their respective Champions League groups this week, are three teams that the Red Devils may face in the playoff.
Scholes is excited by the possibility of the Red Devils playing La Liga heavyweights Barcelona among these challenging clubs.
On November 7 at noon, the playoff draw is scheduled to take place.
“Who are you trying to avoid… Scholes remarked to BT Sport, “I believe Barca, I’d love to draw them, I’ve said it a few times, I’d want them to play against Barca, just to get the juices flowing, get the atmosphere going at either venue.
“I believe they can defeat Barcelona. On the other hand, we are aware of their strength as a team.
“As much as I want to play against them, they’re probably the only ones I’d think you’d want to stay away from.”