Paul Scholes couldn’t contain his excitement over Manchester United’s display against Brighton as he took to Instagram to praise his former side.

United recorded a convincing 3-0 win over the Seagulls on Tuesday night with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men running riot on the coast.

A dominant display saw Bruno Fernandes net a brace and teenager Mason Greenwood impress with a brilliant solo goal.

It was a performance that had United fans and former players reminiscing of the attacking football played under Sir Alex Ferguson.

And Scholes certainly echoed those thoughts as he took to social media after the match.

Posting a photo of Fernandes celebrating, he captioned the message with: “Well then…I think we have a football team.”

Paul Scholes was delighted with Man Utd's performance against Brighton

The Portuguese midfielder once again stole the show in midfield while Paul Pogba looked sharp throughout.

And Fernandes’ display did not go unnoticed by Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra.

“He wants the ball, he wants to play,” he said. “That's what I love about his personality.

“He's not scared. He wants to create chances, he wants to score goals. He's such a positive player. For me, he made the difference.

Bruno Fernandes helped fire Man Utd to within two points of Chelsea

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“If United are, right now, in that position... they should say thanks to Fernandes.

“I respect all the players, they're doing a great job. But I think he was a key factor. He was really important.

“And Ole compared him to Scholes, and I always say when you compare Scholes to someone it's a crime.

“But he's got the things to ask for the ball, to create. He wants to play football, and he makes United play well.”

Bruno Fernandes bagged twice against Brighton

Victory for United puts the pressure back on Chelsea, who take on West Ham on Wednesday night, with the Blues in fourth spot and two points ahead of Solskjaer’s men.

“I don’t care about [sending] any statements,” said Solskjaer.

“I know we’re a good team. We were focused on this game and now we look to the next one against Bournemouth on Saturday and we need to recover.”