"Whether or not it's right to do, you look at games coming up," he told Red View, United's official email newsletter. "You have to focus on one game at a time, but you do tend to look ahead. You watch opponents' matches, too.
"That's the nature of being in a title race. It's that time of the season where you watch every game hoping your rival drops points."
Scholes watched anxiously, like most fans, as Arsenal struggled against the grit of Wigan, and the mud of the JJB Stadium turf.
"That was a really good result for us," he said. "The pitch was horrendous and Arsenal had just had a really tough game in Milan, but we have to be pleased with the outcome."