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Paul Scholes scored his first goal after his surprise return from retirement and Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick contributed a goal each in the second half to give Manchester United a 3-0 win over Bolton and draw level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Carrick advanced in the closing minutes to place a well placed 30-yard shot into the bottom-left corner.

Man Utd manager, Sir Alex Ferguson commented about United’s icy relationship with Arsenal FC in the past and their improved relationship today …

“I don’t think that is the issue. I think it’s because they are different types of teams,” said Ferguson. “The type of player they had, the likes of Vieira, Petit, Henry, Tony Adams and Steve Bould, has been replaced by a different type now. It’s a younger player, a different type altogether. Arsène has not changed his philosophy and it has paid dividends for Arsenal over a long period. He is still trying to do the same things. He is still trying to entertain and to play their football their way.

“You have to go back five or six years for when it was last combustible, when Keane and Vieira had that slanging match in the tunnel. You have to go back a few years. I don’t think it has been anything like that for the last three years. It has calmed down a bit. Do I miss it? That’s a good one.”

He added: “You’ve got to remember that for probably a decade it was us and Arsenal. Then for six years it was us and Chelsea. Now you have City and Tottenham. I always thought that two teams would dominate the final parts of the season but you haven’t got that now.

“You’ve got six teams trying to get into the top four. That is a big change. Tottenham’s progress over the last two years has been fantastic, City’s progress has been fantastic and you’ve got Liverpool. The rivalries are there but it is spread out now.”

“There is no chance it will be as open as that. Arsenal have recovered well, they had a really good period and have qualified for the next stage of the Champions League so I don’t think there is an awful lot wrong there,” he said. “They have also had to contend with a lot of injuries to defenders, particularly to Sagna and Gibbs and it is not easy to be without your two regular full-backs for a long period.”

United face Liverpool in the league and FA Cup, Chelsea away and Spurs away in upcoming clashes.

“We’ve had a couple of wins but only two and we want consistency,” Ferguson added. “Hopefully we can navigate this clutch of games because they will be important for where we end up this season.”

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