What will tonight’s score be between Manchester United and Arsenal? We’ve asked a few people to give their two cents on tonight’s game and what they expect.
Sam Peoples, Editor-in-chief, The Peoples Person (@PeoplesPerson_) Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
“Tonight has an old school feeling about it. Both teams are desperate to win and with 9000 away fans, Old Trafford will be rocking. If you consider that United have only lost one in the last 15 against Arsenal, tonight’s result seems to be a foregone conclusion but it never works out that way. It could go anywhere but with the home fans behind them, Louis van Gaal‘s side should come out on top.”
Paul Ansorge, United Rant host and Bleacher Report featured columnist (@UtdRantcast) Manchester United 1-3 Arsenal
“Our ridiculous run against Arsenal has to come to an end at some point. For the first time in what seems like forever, the pattern of play in this game is likely to be United dominating possession and Arsenal hitting on the counter attack. This Bizzaro World version of events will probably play more to Arsenal’s strengths than ours. I have a bad feeling about this one.”
Hayley Barton, The United View contributor (@Hayles_101) Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal
“Arsenal have been showing some good form in the league and should not be underestimated, but I feel the occasion will once again get to them. United are at home so should be the favourites. A big performance from some key players will be vital, but if they play like they can, we should be too strong.”
Dale O’Donnell, Editor, Stretty News (@StrettyNews) Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
“I feel tonight will say a lot about how far United have come. Performances of late have been below bar and we have not played decent opposition like Arsenal in some time.
“I would like to see handbags at some stage in the game, though. A player or two willing to inflict some rivalry back into this fixture.
“Paddy McNair won’t start but he left a little bruise on lil Jackie last time round. There’s nothing like a player with a mean streak.
“Back to my prediction, at home we’ve got results and Arsenal’s recent record at Old Trafford is poor. I’m confident of a win but expect a tight 90 minutes of football.”
Ben Topliss, Co-Editor, The Peoples Person (@bentopliss1) Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
“I can’t remember the last time United started a game particularly well so I think Arsenal will nick a goal early on. Santi Cazorla. The score will stay the same until the 73rd minute, when an Ashley Young cross floats over the top of Ospina’s head and into the net. Old Trafford will be rocking from then on and it will only be a matter of time before Radamel Falcao nets a late winner.”
Kevin, CanTheyScore contributor (@Kev_CTS) Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal
“Our recent performances should be a worry going into this game but it’s not the first time we’ve said that in recent seasons. For whatever reason Arsenal seem to have a mental block against us and we tend to snatch a result. A defeat wouldn’t be surprising given our recent form but my gut tells me the pattern of recent games will continue. We’ll play poorly but we’ll win.”
Paul Gunning, Freelance writer (@PaulGunning1) Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
“Predicting how Manchester United are going to perform is a tricky business at present.
“Usually, when Arsenal come to town, confidence is high, yet the hex we have had over them for years surely has to wear off at some point, and it feels like United haven’t played well for months, mainly because they haven’t.
“Then again, even David Moyes managed to get three points against the Gunners at Old Trafford last season. At some point, we’re all expecting things to click under Louis van Gaal, but they never do. I can’t see that changing tonight, though I’m still going for an unconvincing home win, with Wayne Rooney getting on the scoresheet.”
“And just to remain ever so slightly balanced, a view from an Arsenal fan…
Lee Hurley, Editor, Daily Cannon (@DailyCannon) Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal
“If you can find me an Arsenal fan who is confident ahead of Monday night then I’ll show you a Gooner with a substance abuse problem. We don’t win there, that’s our thing now – to be the only team in the league yet to beat a post-Ferguson United side. But that can’t last forever and Arsenal’s win at City earlier in the season will hopefully give them the belief that they can actually win, because that’s where Arsenal lose it against United every time, in their own heads. I’m predicting a 2-1 Arsenal win. Am I confident with that prediction? Not in the slightest.”