FA Cup Round 4 preview
Two powerhouses of English football, Arsenal and Manchester United, will meet at the Emirates Stadium on Friday for the count of the FA Cup fourth round. The tie is set to be very close as you prepare your bet on soccer. Manchester United have been on fire lately winning the past seven games under new manager and former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Arsenal have had ups and downs so far this season under coach Unai Emery who replaced Wenger last summer.
Both Arsenal and Manchester United boast the same record in the league with 13 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. They also have almost the same number of goals scored (48 – 46) and goals conceded (32 – 33). We can expect a very offensive match between the two teams who have two of the last three FA Cup Finals.
FA Cup legends
Manchester United and Arsenal combined for 40 FA Cups Final with each time appearing 20 times in the final. Arsenal won the Cup 13 times whereas Manchester United won it 12 times. Will one of the two legendary English club add another trophy to their collection? Find out with skaterock what the bookies say and the favorites.
Arsenal coach Emery on what to come:
[Manchester United] “They’re playing with a big performance now. I was watching their last matches and and each player has a lot of confidence, with big performances, and now they are very dangerous. For us, it’s good because it’s a very big test for us in this competition. Manchester United and us have played 20 finals in the FA Cup, and we’ve won 13 and they’ve won 12.
For this competition, it’s the best match to play. We are looking forward to playing this match on Friday because it’s at our stadium, the Emirates, in front of our supporters. We feel very well in front of them and we want to create a new atmosphere over 90 minutes together with our supporters.”
Man Utd coach Solskjaer on the upcoming tie:
“If we keep this momentum going, the train keeps rolling and we get loads of points on board, hopefully that will take us up the table. As long as you take each game at a time, prepare well going into it, then every game is a winnable one. But, then again, we need to improve on quite a few things. I have to say the players have to be proud of the form and momentum. It’s seven games on the bounce now and wins create confidence.”
It is a challenge for us to get to where we should be as a club, but now we are looking forward to the [Emirates] FA Cup game against Arsenal because that is a tough opponent but it is a great challenge.”