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· Smeghead Moderator
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I'm worried that I'm getting a little overconfident about this one!

I'm sure we're going to win on Sunday. All the signs point to a United victory and I honestly think we'll win by a couple of goals.

BUT I must keep reminding myself that Arsenal, irrespective of the poor form they are in, are still a very good side and could cause us problems.

It should be a good game anyway!

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its amazing accoerding to most united fans , we will walk over arsenal and barcelona and complete a double.
i think every one should keep their feet firmly on the ground as we have nothing yet and could just as easily finish up empty handed.
i just hope this over confidence does not spread itself to the team , remember we smashed roma last year and got humbled by milan in the semis

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Good news is, Flamini is out for 3 weeks. They'll probably be tired as well, after the Liverpool game. Regardless, underestimating anyone is very foolish.
Although i'd expect us to win the game.
I'd go for 2-1. Rooney & Ronnie on the score-sheet.

Flamini Out Of United Clash

In my opinion he has been one of their best performers this season
so I think this is great news for us :)

Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini has been ruled out of action
for three weeks with an ankle injury.

The 24-year-old limped off before half-time during the Champions League
defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday.

Brazilian Gilberto will replace the Frenchman for Sunday's crucial Premier
League showdown with leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford.

"It is a big blow but Gilberto has a lot of quality and experience," Wenger
told the club's official website.

"Gilberto can come in and help the team recover and focus."

Arsenal are third in the table, six points behind Manchester United, and need
to win on Sunday to stay in the title race.



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great news..he is a great player for them and he wil be missed sorely by them....he is one if the better improved players form last him as a player....will be a big blow for them.....
2 big blows in the same day!!!!!!lol

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Red View asked former Arsenal striker Alan Smith - now a football columnist for the Daily Telegraph - to size up Sunday's crucial Premier League showdown at Old Trafford...

United v Arsenal: The managerial battle
"There are definite similarities between Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson. They display wildly differing characteristics at times, but they share qualities – they’re both totally obsessed with and driven by success. Both men have been very successful, even though they have had occasional fallow periods. United won their first title in four seasons last year, and Arsenal haven’t won the league in four seasons now. But the boards backed them in their rebuilding programmes. What also strikes me is that, although player power has increased since I finished playing, they’ve adapted with the times. They’re also both notoriously bad losers!"

United v Arsenal: The rivalry
"Over the years there have been several well-publicised personality clashes, and the sign that both teams were becoming serious rivals came when Brian McClair and Nigel Winterburn had their spat in an FA Cup clash in 1988. Then you’ve had duels between Wright and Schmeichel, Keane and Vieira, van Nistelrooy and Keown, plus both bosses’ verbal jousting. For a few years, the hype surrounding the matches was unbelievable, and games reached boiling point very quickly, and even spilled over into the tunnel. Now there doesn’t seem to be a particular grudge. But with United and Arsenal, you never know when the next major incident could occur."

United v Arsenal: The key men
"Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes, Emmanuel Adebayor and Cesc Fabregas are obvious choices, but again, it’s a testament to both managers that several of their newest acquisitions have slotted in so well. Anderson and Nani have come in and been brilliant, and Carlos Tevez has improved as the season has worn on. For Arsenal, Bacary Sagna has done a magnificent job at right-back. But for me, Mathieu Flamini (pictured above with Anderson) has been a revelation. His composure this season in the midfield has been one of the reasons why Arsenal were in top spot for so long. The Gunners will miss him on Sunday."

United v Arsenal: The prediction
"It’s too close to call! United are in good form and you would have to say the momentum is with them. But a lot depends on how Arsenal react to going out of the Champions League against Liverpool on Wednesday. This really is a case of ‘do or die’ for my old club."

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Van der sar




Subs: Kuszack, Pique, O'Shea, Giggs, Anderson

3-0 minimum and maybe a 4-0 repeat with Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez all scoring and maybe a cheeky one from Park or Hargreaves :)

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-------- van der Sar---------
Hargo- Rio - Pique- Evra
------------ Carrick-----------
----Anderson- Scholesy
Ronaldo - Rooney - Nani "Park"

subs: PIG- Neville- O'shea- Giggs - Tevez


----brown - Rio - Pique- Evra
Ronaldo -Carrick - Scholesy- Park
--------- Tevez - Rooney---------------

subs: PIG- Neville- O'shea - Anderson - Hargo

I'll go to 3-0 , Rooney ,Scholes & Ronaldo to Score ..

I hope to see G.Neville in 2nd half if we scored


· Smeghead Moderator
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Rio will be for fit Sunday but Vidic, Nani, Fletcher and Saha are all still out.

The good news is Vidic and Nani should both be back for the Blackburn game next weekend and Fletcher and Saha are expected to be back before the end of the season.

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Man United v Arsenal preview

Source: Adam Marshall/Setanta Sports, 11 April 2008

Manchester United look to effectively end Arsenal's title challenge at Old Trafford in a crunch fixture on Sunday.

The Red Devils could afford to leave star man Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for the entire duration of the Champions League cruise against Roma in midweek and Wayne Rooney started on the sidelines.

Both will return to the starting line-up and Rio Ferdinand is expected to recover from another foot injury in order to play. The England international's partner in defence is less clear-cut with Gerard Pique and Mikael Silvestre contenders after impressive displays on Tuesday.

Patrice Evra should slot in at left back and Wes Brown or John O'Shea are other challengers for the central position depending which one is deployed on the right.

Nani and Louis Saha remain likely to miss out through injury but Gary Neville could be a substitute again after a gentle run-out against Roma.

Arsenal had a rather more taxing, and stressful, European outing as their Champions League dreams died at Anfield.

Furthermore, Mathieu Flamini hurt his ankle and is out of the match. Robin van Persie should be fit but Bacary Sagna and Tomas Rosicky are still sidelined.

The Gunners' response will be fascinating and they have a decent recent record in Manchester, despite a 4-0 FA Cup battering this term. United have won only three of their last six league home games against Arsene Wenger's side.

The Red Devils have scored the most first half goals (32) in The Premier League while Arsenal have netted the most (41) after the break.

William Hill
Man United 4/5 Draw 9/4 Arsenal 14/5
Wayne Rooney first scorer 6/1
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