United host the Gunners on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie.
Scholes insists it is more important to get through to the final in Roma than it is to entertain.
“I don’t know how much of a spectacle it will be,” said Scholes.
“We don’t really care how good it is to watch or how much pretty football is played, as long as we get through to Rome.
“Winning the Champions League last year didn’t make up for 1999, it was just nice to win it.
“The win 10 years ago has gone, last year has gone, it doesn’t make up for anything. It was just nice to win it – and we want to win it again this year.”