Scholes targets Carling Cup

Manchester United veteran Paul Scholes insists the Premier League giants will not be taking the Carling Cup lightly.

While some clubs use the competition to give their younger players valuable first-team experience, United will be going for the win.

Scholes knows the Carling Cup creates one more chance to play at Wembley and the 35-year-old is keen to win as many trophies as possible.

United take on Scunthorpe at Glanford Park on Wednesday and it remains to be seen whether Sir Alex Ferguson rests his experienced campaigner.

"You do get high intensity games in the Carling Cup and maybe in other countries, cup competitions are not as important," said Scholes. "But it is in our nature to want to win every game.

"Winning trophies is all about getting to the later stages of competitions and having big games at the end of them. We want to win this, just as we want to win every other tournament we enter."

Scunthorpe are 15th in the Championship ladder this term and Scholes is expecting a tough clash in North Lincolnshire.

"Scunthorpe are a very good team at home," he said. "Anything can happen at places like that so I just hope we can get through to the next round."

Source: Sky Sports
Date Published: 22 September 2010