As the Spanish midfielder, Juan Mata has confirmed that the FA Cup is a very important competition for Manchester United, it is certain that the Red Devils will look seriously at the 4th round match against Arsenal this weekend. Yes, the squad directed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will face the Gunners in the FA Cup 4th round match this season. The Super Big Match game is planned to be held on Saturday night, next Wednesday, 26 January 2019 at Stamford Bridge Stadium, London.
Arsenal, the host, who will play in front of his own supporters, will probably be a little more favored to win in the match later. Moreover, the fact is that Unai Emery’s team is in high confidence after winning a convincing 2-0 victory over Chelsea in last weekend’s Premier League. In their last five matches in all competitions, Arsenal alone recorded 3 wins and lost two of them.
Let’s talk about who are better on paper, then Manchester United is actually better than the Gunners. Since being under the direction of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was appointed Interim coach, the Red Devils have actually recorded 7 consecutive wins, including in their last five matches in all competitions. It’s just that, Arsenal are a team that has a good history in the FA Cup, and in the match they will play at home.
Head to head Matches – Arsenal vs. Manchester United:
17-05-18 Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal
04-10-17 Arsenal 3- 0 Manchester United
28-02-17 Manchester United 3 – 2 Arsenal
19-11-16 Manchester United 1 – 1 Arsenal
07-05-16 Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United
Arsenal’s Last 5 Matches:
20-01-19 Arsenal 2 – 0 Chelsea
12-01-19 West Ham 1 – 0 Arsenal
06-01-19 Blackpool 0 – 3 Arsenal
01-01-19 Arsenal 4-1 Fulham Fc
30-12-18 Liverpool 5 – 1 Arsenal
Manchester United’s Last 5 Matches:
19-01-19 Manchester United 2-1 Brighton
13-01-19 Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester United
05-01-19 Manchester United 2 – 0 Reading
03-01-19 Newcastle United 0 – 2 Manchester United
30-12-18 Manchester United 3 – 1 Huddersfield
Arsenal: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Monreal Nacho, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Manchester United: David De Gea, Antonio Valencia, Victor Lindelöf, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young, Fred, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford.