Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes is determined to avoid Premier League heartbreak

Red Devils midfielder hopes for Liverpool win...
Manchester United midfield dynamo Paul Scholes is hoping to avoid a repeat of the agonising final day Premier League drama and help his side record a 19th title.

A 1-1 draw away at West Ham United at the climax of the 1994-95 season was not enough to secure league success, as United were pipped to the post by Blackburn Rovers.

The Red Devils face a similar scenario this season as they play catch-up to Chelsea, and former England international Scholes knows they must capitalise on any potential slip-ups made by Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

"I remember coming off the pitch at West Ham [United]," Scholes told Sky Sports.

"It was a similar situation I suppose. Everyone was saying Liverpool weren't going to try and they would let Blackburn [Rovers] win.

"Liverpool ended up winning and we didn't manage to do our job. Hopefully the results are different this weekend."

Scholes also admitted he believes experience will play a key factor as the campaign draws to a close, as the likes of Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and the midfield maestro himself have all played a big part this season.

"Experience has brought a calmness so far," he added.

"Whether we start panicking this weekend I don't know. I am not sure how much the manager had it in his mind that he would have to call upon us.

"He knows we have experienced it all before and we know what it takes. He has his reasons for doing it. Hopefully it works."

Manchester United sit a point behind Chelsea in the table and must collect maximum spoils for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light if they are to stand any realistic chance of collecting a fourth consecutive title.

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