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Arsenal and Manchester United Reignite Rivalry in FA Cup 4th Round

Two of the most successful clubs in the history of the most prestigious trophy in English football Arsenal and Manchester United will go head to head this Friday night in the 4th round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal are the most successful club in the FA cup history with a record of 13 trophies while Manchester United comes in second with 12 trophies.

The two sides last met in 2015 at Old Trafford, where the whole game was overshadowed by the return of Danny Welbeck who went on to score the winner against his boyhood club United.

This tie has seen so much drama in recent and old times with the likes of Ryan Giggs tearing his jersey, Viera yelling for a penalty and players getting into fights. Red cards are never shy in this game.

Some epic finals have been played by these two great clubs and this Friday, nothing could be any different as both teams are trying to resurrect their faltering seasons.

Manchester United had the worst start to the season under the leadership of Jose Mourinho who helped them win the Europa title. The sacking of the Portuguese coach saw the club turn to one of their own legends, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has been able to turn the fortunes of the Red Devils around mastering 7 wins in 7 games he has played so far.

Arsenal, who have been suffering from poor form will be hoping that their win in the English Premier League against London rivals Chelsea will help keep the confidence as they entertain their biggest rivals in the FA cup history.

Arsenal just came from defeating London rivals in a match where they displayed character and team work to win 2 goals to zero in a game where Chelsea had to wait till the second half to master a short on target.

United on the other hand are playing on high confidence and will be hoping that they can get the best of rivals Arsenal so as to not let the Gunners create a big gap between in terms of FA cups won.

For Arsenal, they will be without natural right back Hector Bellerin who tore his knee muscle against Chelsea on Saturday and could be sidelined for the rest of the season. They will however see the return of their key playmaker Mesut Ozil as a major boost.

United will look to Pogba, Rashford and the one man who loves playing against Arsenal Jesse Lingard while the Gunners will be banking on Aubameyang, Lacazette and Ramsey when the two giants face off.

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Author: Moses Echodu

Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Manager at the Craft Silicon Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!

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