Scott takes aim at Red Devils


"For me it is not a new thing (playing against a big European team). I played against Ajax Amsterdam three times and once when I was 17," Scott says.

"I have also been to Holland many times, but United is one of the best in the world so it will be a challenge. I won't let the occasion get to me."

Scott went on to say that his teammates are excited for the match and simply want to continue with their pre-season plans.

"We are not going out with a focus to win this game at all costs just because it is Manchester United," he says.

"We have been working on a few areas at pre-season and our aim is to just continue with our pre-season progress."

Scott, who also got a taste of African Champions League football with Ajax when he was just 19 having played against the likes of Al Ahly and Enyimba, says if he plays against Paul Scholes he'd like to learn from his shooting ability.

"Scholes is great in his passing, reading the game and shooting. And this is an area I can improve in.

"I really can learn to shoot more from distance so if he plays I'll be watching how he does it, when and from where."

Asked if he will miss former midfield teammate George Maluleka, now with SuperSport United, Scott said: "Of course. He was phenomenal for us even though the team didn't do well.

"But we have new players coming in who want to prove themselves too. Cole Alexander has been here for a while, there is (Nhlanhla) Vilakazi and the youngsters Travis Graham and Toriq Losper.

"All are good players and the coach even asked me who should play and I said coach they are all good, that is your job to pick," Scott laughs.

Ajax clash with Manchester United at 15h00 at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.