Manchester United host Arsenal this Sunday afternoon on the back of a crushing win over Tottenham in the FA Cup semi-final.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s side have won 3 out of matches they played this month across all competitions.
They are trying to confirm the second position after champions Manchester City, and Mourinho will not settle for anything less than a win.
On the other hand, Arsenal demolished West Ham United in a 4-1 thrashing last weekend. And meanwhile, Arsene Wenger might be looking a revenge over Mourinho, who beat him 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on 2 December 2017sss.
Now, let’s take time to look at 4 reasons why Manchester United will beat Arsenal at Old Trafford.
4. Arsene Wenger’s poor record against Jose Mourinho
Manchester United’s Community Shield defeat at the Emirates Stadium on May 2017 was the first time Arsene Wenger got one better of Jose Mourinho.
Since arriving in England in 2004, as Chelsea manager, Mourinho has dominated the rivalry with Wenger. They have played against each other 16 times, so far, in their managerial careers.
For the time being, Wenger has ended up on the losing side on 9 occasions, with 6 games ending as draws. Notably, in 2016’s encounter was the only time Wenger has defeated Mourinho.
Head-to-head (Wenger win – Draw – Mourinho win):
Premier League: 0 – 6 – 6
League Cup: 0 – 0 – 2
Community Shield: 1 – 0 – 1
3. The confidence of fully-fit Paul Pogba
Manchester United’s season can be split into two phases. One with Pogba and one without. He is clearly the force behind United’s performance and sometimes, his absence has proved costly for United. When he returned from injury United won 3 consecutive games.
The France international midfielder has recently fallen out of favour after being criticised in public by manager Jose Mourinho. But since scoring a brace against local rivals Manchester City on 7 April, Pogba is now in his best form.
Ever since Pogba has regained his form, Manchester United look like quite a force yet again. The Red Devils have recently beaten West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League before knocking Tottenham out of the FA Cup semi-final. And Jose Mourinho’s men are looking menacing again.
He will be the key player for United against Arsenal at the Old Trafford. The France international midfielder will invariably be able to boss the game. Pogba is really a key player in United’s midfield.