January 20, former Manchester United player Evra talked about Manchester United and Arsenal
Evra affirmed Arsenal’s performance this season, but also said that from a historical point of view, Arsenal will always encounter trouble every time they play against Manchester United.
Evra said: “Arsenal would look at us and say, ‘Manchester United, here we come’. We all know the history between the two clubs. I used to call them (Arsenal) my babies and now they don’t anymore.
It’s a baby.”
And on Arsenal’s win over Tottenham, Evra added: “I watched them play against Tottenham and I want to praise them. They look like a great team. People talk a lot about their attacking.
How fluid it was, but they were very disciplined defensively. Saka and Martinelli would go back in and help defend. You could see they had five or six defenders at times.”
“The combination of Ben White and Saka is unbelievable. Saka likes to cut inside and I hope Manchester United left-back Malasia realizes this because I have done this kind of work before.
It’s a big threat.”
Ten Hag will decide on Sunday afternoon whether to play Malacia or Luke Shaw at left-back, who has been a regular at centre-back in recent times.
Evra believes Arteta’s side are capable of winning a first Premier League title in 19 years, despite City’s struggles to chase Arsenal.
He added: “Arsenal are balanced now. The fans can’t believe they’re going to win the league because they’re scared.”
“I don’t understand why they can’t win the league. In that game against Tottenham, I saw a team that played like champions, and that was the Derby. Of course, Manchester United is Manchester United after all, and Arsenal are playing against them.
There will always be trouble when you go to Manchester United. Tottenham are afraid of Arsenal, Arsenal are afraid of Manchester United.”
“We’ve always beaten them like this in the past. Now, it’s a big game. I want United to go there and put pressure on them. Every game, we’re saying it’s a new challenge for Arsenal and if
They won this game, what would they do if they won that game? They won the game.”
“In the end, it will be like the games in the past, we will have a real Arsenal v Manchester United game.”