Arsenal and Manchester United in the fierce battle for the top 4
The teams of Arsenal and Manchester United are clinging to the Emirates in the 18th hour in a fierce battle that can keep their chances of winning the top 4 of the Premier League and the right to play in the Champions League in the new season.
The hosts seem to be a more motivated team, because their dream quota passes only through the domestic championship, while the “red devils” can win it if they are successful in the Europa League. In the week, Manchester United played a heavy game against Celta in Vigo, winning 1-0, and Jose Mourinho’s players got tired.
The Red Devils manager said he would give chances in the game, but that does not fool his colleague Arsene Wenger, who is not expecting an easy match. The 67-year-old Frenchman has only one victory over a team led by Mourinho, and this has never happened in the Premier League and definitely has to be cautious.
A curious moment around the game is that for the first time in 40 years the two teams face each other in the second half of the season, with none of them in the top 4 of the standings. For the last time, it happened on May 14, 1977, when the sixth Manchester United won the seventh Arsenal with 3: 2 at Old Trafford.
A nearly 40-year record will be chasing Manchester United late this afternoon, trying not to lose to Emirates and so extend its series of matches without loss in the Premier League.