THERE haven’t been many times when the thought of going to Manchester United has put a big smile on my face.
Most years it’s been more a case of “here we go again,” fearing the worst, and expecting very little.
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But when Arsenal are at Old Trafford tonight, for once I am honestly feeling very confident.
In fact not since 2002, when Sylvain Wiltord scored the goal that clinched the title, or 1998 when Marc Overmars did likewise, has it been like this.
More often than not when Arsenal have gone there, you’re thinking “how many could this be?” — and not in a good way.
Not this time. As good a squad as United have — and they DO have one, despite the results — for once, they are the ones in turmoil.
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They’re going through what Arsenal endured. They’re thinking they may not make the top four.
I believe Arsenal will breach United’s defence and that’s not being cocky or over-confident.
If your side has gone 19 games unbeaten, and scored more goals than anyone bar Manchester City, why wouldn’t you feel like that?
This is a United side which has had the likes of Nemanja Matic and Scott McTominay playing out of position at the back.