Wayne Rooney, a legend of Manchester United, has suggested Erik Ten Hag’s team’s game plan in order for them to upset Arsenal in their showdown on Sunday.
With victories in all five of their opening Premier League games, Arsenal has had a perfect season. They will extend their advantage at the top of the rankings to four points with a win over Man United.
Even though many have questioned their chances of staying at the top, the game against United will test their dedication to trying to win the championship this season.
In his weekly Times column, Rooney predicted that the game would be tight, much like it had in the past, and that United would need to apply pressure.
According to him, Ten Haag’s strategy should include aggressive pressing and surprising Arsenal.
“If you get the fundamentals right, you set yourself up for quality to emerge,” he wrote. United possess a lot of excellence. We saw that in our victories over Liverpool, Southampton, and Leicester City.
They will need to approach this Arsenal team with the same intensity they had in previous triumphs, especially the one over Liverpool. The best chance they have of winning is if they play like my United did in those storied games, pressing aggressively and rushing Arsenal.
I predict a challenging, stressful game akin to previous ones, possibly with less activity in the tunnel.
He praised Arteta for his commitment to the team while highlighting the vitality and potential the current Arsenal team possesses.
I sincerely admire what Arteta is doing. When he hired Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, he made a fantastic hiring choice that gave his team not only talent but also life.