Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he is scared of Manchester United

Arsenal legend Ian Wright admits he is scared of Manchester United

Ian Wright has explained why he is ‘fearful’ of Manchester United ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Old Trafford.

Man United will lock horns with the Gunners on Sunday in the Premier League and bookmakers have already tipped the Reds to carry the day.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men are high on confidence after beating RB Leipzig 5-0 at the Theatre of Dreams on Wednesday night in the Champions League.

The Red Devils have put out a series of fine performances in recent weeks and are deservedly unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions.

Unlike Arsenal, who have endured mixed performances to the season, losing their last two Premier League matches. In fact, Mikel Arteta’s men have only won two of their opening six league matches.

So with Arsenal struggling to find consistency and Man United smashing teams here and there, Wright is worried about his old side’s chances.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four matches
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last four matches

“You look at Fred and [Scott] McTominay, that kind of gives them that kind of assurance,” Ian Wright told Premier League Productions.

“With [Paul] Pogba being free and [Bruno] Fernandes being able to come off as well and create, they still have the capability of, which I think they will probably do against Arsenal, in keeping the ball.

Marcus Rashford scored three goals vs RB Leipzig
Marcus Rashford scored three goals vs RB Leipzig

“Even Donny van de Beek, I thought he was brilliant when he played the other day as well.

“Martial played more central, linking the play a lot better than I’ve seen him do for a long time.

Manchester United are the favourites to win at Old Trafford
Manchester United are the favourites to win at Old Trafford

“So for me there’s a lot of scope for United to get into a situation where they can control a game and win a game.

“And then you look at the form of Rashford, Greenwood, I was so pleased to see him score his goal the other day, get himself going like he was before everything happened with England.

“Then you’re looking at a Man United team that, with me as an Arsenal man going into United, I’m a bit fearful of them.

Mikel Arteta told Man United can hurt them on the break
Mikel Arteta told Man United can hurt them on the break

“I am a bit fearful of them because if they do sit off, they can still play, and they’ve got some players that can really hurt us on the break.”

Manchester United have not lost to Arsenal at home in the Premier League since 2006 and will look to build from their five-goal win over Leipzig.

Marcus Rashford came off the bench to notch in a hat-trick and his effort was supported with one goal each from Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.