Scholes demands determination
Paul Scholes hopes that Manchester United have an added determination to overhaul Chelsea this season.
Last Updated: 08/08/10 6:22pm
Paul Scholes hopes that Manchester United have an added determination to overhaul Chelsea this season after defeating the reigning Premier League champions in the Community Shield.
The 35-year-old midfielder delivered an inspired display to help league runners-up United to a 3-1 Wembley win over the Blues, who also won the FA Cup in 2009/10.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side lost the Community Shield to Chelsea on penalties last season and went on to suffer two defeats to Carlo Ancelotti's team in the league as they eventually finished one point behind the Londoners.
With United also failing to progress beyond the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after an aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich, Scholes is desperate to return some silverware in the new campaign.
And while the midfielder was guarded on the subject, he does anticipate that his team-mates also have added motivation and he told Sky Sports 1: "I think so, I hope so anyway.
"We were not that far off last year, one point off winning the league and we were disappointed to go out of the Champions League.
"So with a bit more determination this year, hopefully we can go that one step further."
Scholes' man of the match outing came in front of the watching England manager Fabio Capello, who had attempted to lure the United veteran out of international retirement prior to this summer's World Cup misery.
Asked if there was any point in the Three Lions boss again trying to change his mind, Scholes said: "No, I don't think so, no."
Meanwhile, Manchester United captain on the day Nemanja Vidic is confident the Community Shield will not be the only trophy the club win this season
He said after the victory, which came courtesy of goals from Antonio Valencia, summer signing Javier Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov, while Salomon Kalou could only net a consolation: "I believe there will be more (trophies) - this is just the beginning.
"I think we have a good squad and showed today we have energy and showed some hunger."
The Serbian central defender continued: "I think we did well today. Some players who haven't played a lot pre-season had time to build up their fitness and they did well.
"Dimitar had a lot of pressure last year and we hope this year we will score more goals."