Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has admitted that he fears for his former side ahead of their game against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

The affair at Old Trafford sees the Red Devils go into the game in poor domestic form, having not won in the Premier League since the beginning of the month – losing their last at the Stadium of Light to Sunderland by two goals to one.

Despite the fact that United have conceded just 24 goals this campaign, fewer than the likes of league leaders Leicester and local rivals Manchester City, Scholes, speaking on BT Sport, admitted that he is worried for his former side as they come up against the breadth of talent Arsenal have to offer.

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Arsenal are a really good team with some brilliant attacking players and I’d fear for them [United] a little bit on Sunday with that back four to be honest with you.

If you look at the pace power and strength Arsenal have, it’s going to be difficult. We know it’s a massive game and a massive step up against Arsenal.

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The Gunners have the opportunity to move to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday, dependent on other results going their way, with them just two points behind the Foxes.