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24/03/2010 09:00, Report by Nick Coppack
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Scholes: Making history

Reds veteran Paul Scholes tells us why United have the edge in the championship race...

This is the business end of the season. Do you enjoy the pressure?
Yeah, the title run-in is always exciting and it’s obviously better if you’re one of the teams involved. And this season we’re definitely in with a shout. We always say it’s important to put yourselves in a position where you’re in with a chance of winning the league, even if you’re not leading from the front. If you can be there or thereabouts then that’s good enough because anything can happen in the run-in. We’re in that position, so now it’s a case of kicking on and winning games.

Does the opportunity to make history appeal to you?
It would be great. Three titles in a row was a big achievement and now we want to go one step further. But the chance to make history doesn’t drive me - that’s not what’s in the back of my mind when I walk out onto the pitch. I just want to win every game and hopefully win every trophy, whether it’s the first time I’ve won it or the 10th time. The aim each year is to win the league. If that means making history then terrific - if not, so be it.

What gives United the edge over other teams in the title race?
I’d like to think we’ve got the right players, ones who have been there before and know how tough it is to win the league. The game against Chelsea is going to be massive and we know we need to win it. But that’s not the only important game. If we want to win the league we’re going to have to win every game. It'll be tough but I’m sure we can do it.

Why do you think United have done well against Chelsea at home recently?
I’m not sure. You’re right, though: for whatever reason, we’ve had some good results against Chelsea at Old Trafford in recent seasons. Away from home we’ve struggled a little at Stamford Bridge but with the United fans behind

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