Manchester United Welcome Arsenal
Manchester United host Arsenal in the FA Cup Quarter Final on Saturday in what promises to be a cracker of a game. Arsenal were beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek, while Manchester United lost against Liverpool last Sunday. Nani will miss out for the hosts after suffering a deep gash in his leg against the Anfielders, but skipper Nemanja Vidic will make a welcome return to the backline after serving a one game ban.
Sir Alex Ferguson: “The Gunners represent the main danger to us in a revival of the rivalry of a few years ago. I am quite sure they regard Manchester United as the major threat to their hopes. Last season, the club eventually faded to leave Chelsea and ourselves in a two horse race that saw us pipped at the post by a point. I think the pundits expected to see something similar this season, plus a challenge from Tottenham and Manchester City, to make it even more difficult for Arsene Wenger´s players to get back up to the top.”
Arsenal’s last trip to Old Trafford ended in a narrow 1–0 defeat for The Gunners.