Manchester United will be aiming for a fourth-straight victory in the Premier League when they entertain rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Red Devils started the season with back-to-back losses, but have since registered three victories on the bounce, two of them away from home. The 1-0 wins over Southampton and Leicester City were not overly convincing, but they got the job done with a solid defensive resolve over 90 minutes.
The 37-year-old was definitely a cut above the rest and the Portuguese should fancy his chances of scoring if he gets more minutes against them. Ronaldo came up with an impressive 22-minute cameo against the Foxes last night. He was lively from the off, and nearly found the back of the net. His audacious overhead kick almost found the back post of the Foxes goal. The Portuguese also delivered a quality pass across the penalty box, but Christian Eriksen could not capitalise.
The £27 million-rated star finished the game with two shots and one key pass to his name. If Ronaldo were to start against the Gunners, it is more likely that Anthony Elanga will drop to the bench with Marcus Rashford featuring on the left wing. United have not had the best of records against the Gunners in recent times. They have won just one of the previous seven Premier League meetings.
Last season’s game at Old Trafford was an open contest where United prevailed with a 3-2 win. We could see another high-scoring fest if both teams adopt an attacking approach. Michael Owen has urged Erik ten Hag to start him on Sunday.