Manchester United Face Arsenal in the Premier League, at Old Trafford on February 26th, 2016. United will be looking to avenge their humiliating 3-0 loss to Arsenal the last time these two teams faced each other. The match is of extreme significance to both teams as Arsenal are in the thick of the title race and United are struggling for form and are six points outside the top four of the League. Both teams will be looking for a win.
Both the teams have an intense rivalry, both have traditionally been huge contenders for the Premier League and the FA Cup in. Both clubs also boast of rich history and tradition.
During their prime years, there was enmity between the two managers of the clubs: Sir Alex Ferguson (1986-2013) of Manchester United and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal(1991-present). Both managers have been the longest-serving managers in the Premier League. Manchester Vs Arsenal New Report by Follow Your Sport
Apart from the managers of the teams, there was a notable rivalry even between the former Captains of both teams: Patrick Viera of Arsenal and Roy Keane of Manchester United. The rivalry is the subject of much discussion in English football, and it has been a factor in some off-field trouble as well. The most famous being a heated tunnel bust-up between the two players which also involved Gary Neville.
In the 2003-04 season, Arsenal was at their peak, and during this period they won the league with an unbeaten record, setting a record unbeaten streak of 49 games, this team was labelled as “the invincibles”. The streak was finally broken by Manchester United, as they won the match 2-0 against Arsenal in the Premier League, in a match called “Battle of the Buffet “. One can check such place to catch the latest news Man United Vs Arsenal is by visiting online websites.
Both the teams face each other in the Premier League next, they have played each 47 times in the league, out of which Arsenal have won 12 times and United 21 times and they have drawn 14 times. The upcoming game will see a battle of some big names such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, one can read all the stats about the Manchester Vs Arsenal New Report by Follow Your Sport.
In recent years, the rivalry has somewhat cooled, as both teams are no longer front-runners for the Premier League anymore. Arsenal has not won the Premier League since the 04/05 Season, and Manchester United have not won since the 12/13 season and may even fail to qualify for the Champions League due to their poor form. Manchester United’s legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Since then United have not been faring too well and are struggling to finish into the top four of the League. It would thus be interesting to see how the two teams fare in the upcoming big clash. Besides this game, there are plenty more coming in the next weekend. Check 2016 Season Football Match latest news by Follow Your Sport for up-to-date news and gossip in the world of sport.