Manchester United scheduled match against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium on saturday gave arsenal an edge over the red devils. United revealed the appointment of Erik ten Hag on Thursday, and this will be the Reds’ first game in the Premier League since the announcement. Ten Hag has agreed to terms with United on a three-year deal with an option for an extra year.
Ten Hag is unlikely to be in charge of United in the Champions League next season. United have had a disappointing season, and they are three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who also have a game in hand.
Today, United faced fifth-placed Arsenal in a game that will have enormous repercussions for the top four race. In terms of team news, Scott McTominay, Raphael Varane, and Cristiano Ronaldo all start after their injuries. Pogba was absent from today’s match but sent an apology to fans in a recent tweet:
With a win over Manchester United on Saturday, Arteta’s club will be six points clear of Ralf Rangnick’s side, with a game in hand. It would also move the Gunners into fourth place ahead of Tottenham’s game later in the day.
Mikel Arteta’s side have a wonderful potential to substantially damage Manchester United’s prospects of competing for a Champions League position ahead of next season as the top-four battle enters the final stretch. A victory has given the north London club breathing room in the race for the top four.
Fernandes was given the opportunity to equalize for Manchester United from the penalty spot against Arsenal, but the midfielder failed to convert.
Arsenal and Manchester United are both vying for a top-four spot in the UEFA Champions League next season.
United will be trying to rebound quickly after their humbling 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday.
Ronaldo and Varane have both returned to United’s matchday squad ahead of their match against Arsenal.
United captain Harry Maguire will start on the bench against Arsenal owing to recent performances and personal difficulties.