One of the biggest rivalries in the history of the Premier League takes place as Arsenal travel to Manchester and face United with Premier League glory beckoning for the side from London. Arsenal will be looking to pick up all three points and keep the pressure on Leicester.
Arsenal vs. Manchester United isn’t just about the big battles for titles, even when the game does not have the threat of breaking into a fight, it does. Manchester United might have enjoyed more titles in the years of the Premier League but both teams have had their highs and lows in this battle.
We turn back time and list out three memorable moments from this incredible tie which surely will keep us all at the edge of our seats, United are looking to hamper Arsenal’s title bid and this game could well end up being one of the best of the season.
Arsenal were going great guns in that season and were looking to pick up the Premier League title after wrapping up the FA Cup a week ago, they travelled to the city of Manchester to take on United, Arsenal knew they only needed a draw to get the title but did more than that.
Sylvain Wilthord scored the only goal of the game and that was it, Arsenal secured not only their second double in four years but they also ensured they finished the season without a defeat away from home.
The 0-0 draw between the two sides might not have been remembered for the game but for the last moment of the game. This game was the one that took out the battle and hatred between the two clubs. Ruud van Nistelrooy might have missed the penalty at the end of the game but the celebrations from the Arsenal players will remain in memory for a long time.
Martin Keown was jumping and screaming in Ruud’s face at the time and this was also one of the games that led to Arsenal’s unbeaten run of 49 games but more than that, seeing someone like Keown scream and shout was something unexpected.
It surely isn’t a surprise but seeing Manchester United defeat Arsenal and break their 49 match unbeaten run did not happen without controversy. Wayne Rooney was at the centre of all that as he won a penalty but it did seem that he went down a little too softly.
The match wasn’t just boiling over on the pitch as after the game the famous ‘pizza-gate’ scandal took place and Sir Alex was left with pizza on his face. This game will probably not be as highly charged as it was all these years ago but you never know, you might see another 8-2 sometime soon.