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Scholes: 'Never Do It The Easy Way'

Paul Scholes was his usual efficient self today as we overcame Everton but he believes the biggest influence on the game was Iain Turner's mistake.

The young keeper let Carrick's corner slip through his hands with nobody around him and thus he allowed O'Shea to score our first goal. United built up their momentum after his gaffe and won deservedly.

'We just needed that first goal and fortunately we got it after the keeper's mistake,' Scholes told MUTV. 'From then on we always looked like we'd win the game.

'It's a big victory for us. We'd have taken any kind of win before kick-off but to do it in the manner we did was great. We never seem to do things the easy way.

'I still felt we had a chance even when they got their second. Last weekend against Middlesbrough we probably lost our patience a little bit too quickly, but I always felt we'd create chances and score goals against Everton. Thankfully we persevered and it's paid off.'

This 'we never do things the easy way' is a popular line among everyone concerned with Manchester United but if you look at the evidence you must say it's true. We have a romantic team in this sense and I bet most fans love it. I and all those whom I know do.

Fergie is not so thrilled by this sometimes but he's looking forward now another epic game, and possibly another rollercoaster as his team prepares to face Milan. Surely, getting through but losing Scholes for the final with a booking would be 'doing it the hard way'. Now we should try those despisable easy methods - and Fergie thinks he knows some of them.

'You cannot send a player out in the semi-final of the European Cup and tell him not to tackle,' he said.

'But Paul has to make sure he doesn't get booked. If he stays on his feet and tackles properly, he won't have a problem.

'In Europe, they just don't accept sliding in. That is where he gets all his bookings.

'We accept it in our country when he slides in but they don't look at it the same way in Europe. It is not filthy or violent conduct, it is all about interpretation.'

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 28 2007

Time: 11:12PM

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No, he usually do it the cheating way, yes we know.
Blue is the colour
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28/04/2007 23:53:00

comes from a man who cheers on drogba, robben and ballack... bit rich i believe. must be sour grapes of course. you never had a player of his class and you're going to lose the league. must be hard.
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29/04/2007 00:05:00

Have to agree with BITC on this one.
Indian Red
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29/04/2007 01:12:00

BitC,Give the trophy a quick polish for us before we pick it back up!!!!
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29/04/2007 11:18:00

we're walking in a scholesy wonderland :))
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29/04/2007 12:54:00

i predict scholes will get booked if i was sir alex i would seriously have to consider leaving him out and putting him on the bench despite the fact he is a key player for us
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29/04/2007 17:13:00


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