Arsenal Still Big Favourites - Rennes Supremo

Heather Diaz
March 10, 2019

And why the overall transmogrification of Manchester United since Solskjaer returned is not entirely a shock.

With United now fourth and just a point clear of Arsenal in the league table, the result of Sunday's game could potentially be decisive in the race for the top four.

United, who sacked Mourinho in December before installing Solskjaer as caretaker manager, became the first side to triumph in a Champions League knockout tie after losing the first leg at home by more than one goal following their 3-1 victory over PSG.

Unai Emery insists Sunday's clash with Manchester United won't have a "definitive" impact on Arsenal's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, however, is confident they can still progress to the last eight of the competition.

It would be good for the Premier League overall if he did get the job as he can drag United back to where they were, have a side capable of going for the league.

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"We played against them one month ago in the FA Cup, we lost 3-1 but I remember we did very good things, created chances".

He said: "We know they are doing very well". "But you see the change in Cristiano's goals from when he was young to now, he scores more from inside the box and that's what Rashy has to improve as well".

Furthermore, knowing that the ex-United player is at the helm could help the club to attract better talent, as potential transfers will be more likely to make the move knowing that they will be playing under a top, top manager when they arrive.

Solskjaer, by contrast, is positive Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford can strike up a fruitful partnership after both scored in the French capital in midweek.

If Everton scouts were at the game, they would have been impressed with the manner in which he took his goal, as well as his all-round performance.

"But then you need to look at who is fit and how we want to approach the game as well". Paul Pogba is back from suspension, while Anthony Martial, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera could be fit to return from injury.

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