Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has been previewing the Monday night Premier League clash at Old Trafford between United and Arsenal and is of the opinion that his former club needs to get at Arsenal straight away and let them know who is in charge.
The Bulgarian used some colourful language to get his point across but in all fairness to the former Spurs ace he was very complimentary about the Arsenal front line.
“I am worried about the front players of Arsenal, especially Aubameyang – he is phenomenal, Berbatov said
“I like Pepe as well, he is so unorthodox, he’s really fast, he can go one-on-one and challenge defenders.
“On this part of the pitch Arsenal are so dangerous, they can kill you with their speed so United need to be careful of that and don’t lose any space to them.
“The Arsenal defence isn’t in the best shape of their lives so the Man United strikers have a good chance to hurt them as well. Both teams have big strengths and weaknesses, they will both be looking to exploit each other.
“United will have some advantage of playing at Old Trafford, but when the results haven’t been going for you, you know the fans will be a little impatient, you can think too much about it, make mistakes and it becomes a difficult situation.
“Sometimes when I have watched them I have noticed that United are have been too soft against the opposition, they need to be tough in their challenges, show them who’s in charge and let them know that this is f*****g Old Trafford.”
That could apply to Arsenal actually, too often they have been soft and do need to get in the face of the opposition a little bit more and United are the perfect foe for that.
The problem for United is that they no longer have that sort of aggressive player in their team, they have no Roy Keane or Paul Ince, I mean, which United player is going to frighten Arsenal? I cannot think of any.
In conclusion, Berbatov reckons that United need to let Arsenal know who is in charge, I just do not see them being able to do that and for me, this game will come down to which team makes the fewer errors.