Manchester United vs Arsenal used to be one of the blockbuster fixtures of every Premier League season. The rivalry between the two clubs had a special sort of intensity about it and the fervid hatred for each other made it all the more enthralling.
“I see players in the tunnel today, hugging one another before a game. I don’t think any of the United lads would have disagreed with me; they hated Arsenal. And the Arsenal lads hated United.”
“Our rivalry at that time was more with United than it was with Tottenham.”
No rivalry defined this fixture quite like the ferocious hostility between the two leaders that were Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira. But while this fixture may not have the razzmatazz of old and a feisty duel resembling that of Keane and Vieira may be too much to hope for, there will be battles between players that could determine how this game pans out. Let’s take a look at 5 such duels: