‘Arsenal next… that game doesn’t worry me’ – Gary Neville gives bold Man Utd verdict


Gary Neville is not worried the visit of Arsenal next week will trouble Manchester United despite a poor start to the season.

United lay eighth in the Premier League table with eight points after losing 2-0 to West Ham on Sunday.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have won, drawn and lost two games so far this campaign and have largely looked toothless in possession.

Their next league test comes at home to Arsenal – a fixture which they have not lost since 2006.

And, despite the grave problems evident in Solskjaer’s side, former Red Devils skipper believes his old club will fare well against Unai Emery’s men, who have three more points despite troubles of their own this term.

“[Arsenal next?] I don’t have a problem with that game,” Neville said on his self-titled podcast.

“That game, for some reason, doesn’t worry me.

“Don’t get me wrong, Arsenal could come to Manchester United and do something. But I just always think: ‘Night game, Old Trafford.’”

United were hit with more injury woes on Sunday as Marcus Rashford departed the London Stadium pitch with a groin injury.

That leaves United without a recognised striker with Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood also sidelined at the moment.

With one week until the next turnout Solskjaer is expected to welcome back some faces, though, and Neville believes that will put United in good stead.

“[Paul] Pogba will probably return, Martial will be back or other players will be back,” he added.

“And I think it’s the right type of fixture for this squad, where they can electrify the crowd and get them going.

“It’s the West Ham away, the Wolves away, the games of that ilk [you worry about].”


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