Match Today: Manchester United vs Arsenal 04-09-2022 English Premier League
Manchester United host Arsenal in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday as both teams look to continue their successful run.
Eric Ten Hag's men lost the first two games of the 2022/23 Premier League season. But Manchester United recovered strongly by winning three consecutive victories over Liverpool, Southampton and Leicester City. The Red Devils have the confidence and momentum with them at the moment, and a win over Arsenal could lift the team's morale significantly.
Meanwhile, Arsenal made their dream start to their Premier League campaign so far as they won all five league matches. Mikel Arteta will demand more of the same from his players, and it remains to be seen if the Gunners can pull off a significant win at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs Arsenal
While Arsenal lost 3-2 at Old Trafford last season, they hope to adjust this time and it is worth noting that the north London club have lost only once in the last six confrontations against Manchester United, and will certainly imagine their chances of a positive result here.
Few would have expected Arsenal to be in the debate over the title race this season, but one would have to consider them contenders after their perfect start to the Premier League season. A win at Old Trafford could give Arsenal a lot of confidence and put them on their way this season.
Arsenal entered this match after narrowly beating Aston Villa and they will have to be at their best against a rejuvenated Manchester United side. Manchester United have improved in form since Erik Ten Hag decided to turn things around in his squad and put his faith in the youngsters.
The likes of Anthony Elanga, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are again expected to start the game in the top three, with Cristiano Ronaldo sitting on the bench. Meanwhile, youngsters Diogo Dalot and Terrell Malacia are expected to continue at full-back, and the defensive partnership is likely to remain. The centrality between Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane is also the same.
Arsenal vs Manchester United
Manchester United have won only one of their last eight matches, winning 3-2 at home last season. Arsenal's only win in their last 15 Premier League games at Old Trafford was a 1-0 win in November 2020.
Manchester United have won their last 3 Premier League games The Red Devils could achieve four consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since April 2021. Arsenal have won their first five league matches in a season for the first time since 2004/05 when they finished second. The last time they won their first six first division matches was in 1947/48, a campaign in which they were eventually crowned champions.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored seven goals in his last eight games against Arsenal and scored in both games last season overall. He scored nine goals against Arsenal, who could become the 20 different opponents to reach double digits in his career for club and country.
Arsenal have won at half-time and full-time in five of Last six Premier League games The Red Devils are yet to be undefeated as the central defenders are partnered at the heart of Manchester United's defense and the Red Devils will need them at their best against Arsenal's fluid attacking unit.
Norwegian attacking midfielder and Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard remains in doubt in this match after injuring his ankle against Aston Villa.
Arsenal are likely to use a 4-2-3-1 system against Manchester United, with defender Ben White stepping into a defensive midfield role in Barty's absence.