Manchester United News: Former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney has revealed Alex Ferguson’s strange tactics against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Manchester United used to be the marquee clash of the early 2000s. The battle between Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger is regarded as one of the best ever in the history of Premier League rather football.
The stakes used to be so high that most of the time this fixture used to decide the league winners as Arsenal and United were the top teams in Premier League back then. With time, both Ferguson and Wenger left their respective clubs and the fixture was never the same.
With the departure of their legendary managers, both the clubs suffered massively and could not win a single league title. Finally, after some years we are going to witness a United vs Arsenal that can match the previous glory days.
Manchester United News: Alex Ferguson’s interesting tactics
Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney has recently revealed in his column for The Times that his former manager Alex Ferguson used to have special tactics for every Arsenal match.
The DC United coach explained that “Arsenal was the one game where Sir Alex Ferguson let the opposition take the initiative. They would have possession – there was nothing we could do about that – we’d sit in a mid-block, close spaces, be hard to play through, and hit them on the break.
Having always been a great obstacle for the Gunners, a 16-year-old Rooney notably broke Arsenal’s famous unbeaten streak in 2004.
While speaking about his goals in the fixture, Roonie remembered to us that most of his goals used to come from counterattacks.
Roonie further stated that United players always knew what they will face in these fixtures. Hence they never had to spend too much time on tactics.
With time, the fixture lost its golden days. United and Arsenal both started to struggle. However probably for the first time in years, we can probably witness something close to those days.
Manchester United had a difficult start to their English Premier League campaign. they lost their first two matches including a shocking 4-0 defeat against Brentford. However, in the next match, they defeated Klopp’s Liverpool. United then backed it up with two more narrow victories. Coming into the match, the Red Devils are currently in eighth place.
Meanwhile, Arsenal had a dream start. The Gunners won all five of their matches until now and are at the pole position in the league. Arteta’s team will have a great chance to increase their lead over defending EPL champions Manchester City to four points and strengthen their position at the top.