Reds face crucial Arsenal test

Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal

It is another decisive weekend in the Premier League, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, and Manchester City hosting Tottenham Hotspur for late lunch. The potential from the two results swing cannot win Manchester United the Premier League title, but as the proverbial sometimes goes, a six point gap come Sunday […]

Sir Alex’ lesson for the Professor

Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson

If anyone needed proof that the current Manchester United side is superior to its north London rivals, then Sunday’s 8-2 demolition of Arsenal provided it. Even taking into account the multiple absences in the Gunners’ squad, the result offered a stark demonstration of the gulf in quality between Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad and that of […]

Fergie goes with kids for Arsenal test

Manchester United v Arsenal, Sunday 28 August 2011, Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson will persist with his youthful revolution at Manchester United for this weekend’s fixture with Arsenal. At least that’s the message from the 69-year-old United manager, who says that form dictates younger stars, including Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, will continue in the United side for the visit of […]

Wenger gets it right and oh so wrong on ‘tapping up’

Arsene Wenger

Let there be no mistake ‘tapping up’ in professional football existed long before the Football Association set down its absurd rules banning the practice; governance that is unworkable, impractical and utterly pointless in a globalised football market. Yet, Arsène Wenger once again called for the FA to amend its framework, with Arsenal’s Samir Nasri and […]

Reds seek Emirates win to seal title

Arsenal v Manchester United

Needing just seven points to seal the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson says that his Manchester United team will play to win against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. Victory, while not guaranteeing the title, will bring United to within touching distance of a 19th domestic championship. But, warns the Scot, all teams could […]

Rampant Reds head to cup semis

Fabio da Silva, Manchester United

In the books this will go down as an unremarkable 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford. Unremarkable because Manchester United has now scored four victories in a row over the Londoners. In truth, with Sir Alex Ferguson selecting a line-up few could have predicted – including seven defenders – United’s victory was anything but […]

Fergie spins positives ahead of cup clash

Manchester United v Arsenal, FA Cup Fifth Round

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his Manchester United side against turning a blip into a slump after defeats to Chelsea and Liverpool in the past 10 days. But the 69-year-old manager was in positive mood on finally breaking a week-long silence ahead of United’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Arsenal at Old Trafford. However, […]

Time for United to twist the knife

Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

“They do not know how strong we are,” declared the Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger at half time during Tuesday night’s one-sided encounter between the Londoners and Barcelona at Camp Nou. Yet, as Arsenal slumped to defeat against the Catalans for the second time in as many seasons a certain sense of inevitability played out. The […]