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Man Utd star makes Arsene Wenger dig ahead of Premier League clash with Arsenal

Man Utd star makes Arsene Wenger dig ahead of Premier League clash with Arsenal

Man Utd player hopes for a renewed rivalry with Arsenal.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is hopeful that his side's rivalry with Arsenal can be reignited ahead of their huge clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

During the reigns of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, the rivalry between the two clubs reached its peak and was particularly fiery in the late 90s and early noughties when they were battling for the Premier League title.

The longevity of both managers may have played a huge part in that, but with Arsenal now fighting for their first title in 19 years and United chasing them under new manager Erik ten Hag, this could potentially be the start of a new feud.

It's a tough match to call with the Gunners only losing one league game all season, but it came in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford where United ran out 3-1 winners.

De Gea hopes for renewed rivalry

Goalkeeper De Gea is the longest-serving player in the current United squad and remembers some of the club's clashes with Arsenal during the Ferguson-Wenger period.

Speaking about the history between the two clubs he forgot the name of the former Gunners' manager Wenger, referring to him as "the guy from Arsenal".

He was also asked what he thought about both clubs renewing their rivalry and said: "I hope so", as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

He continued: "We’re talking about one of the best managers in history, Sir Alex, and the guy from Arsenal. It's different eras, different football, football has changed a bit, but let’s see. Both managers are really good now, they’re playing well and it’s going to be a nice game."

The Spaniard went on to stress the importance of victory on Sunday and spoke about how both clubs should be fighting at the top of the table.

United will be without their star midfielder Casemiro who is suspended which will boost the confidence of Mikel Arteta's side.

However, they managed to claim victory without him in September and will threaten on the counter-attack with star man Marcus Rashford.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Arsenal, David De Gea, Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Premier League, Mikel Arteta, Erik Ten Hag