Who needs a win tonight more? Solskjaer or Emery?

We all know this is a massive game tonight, as meetings between Man United and Arsenal always are, but who is the most likely manager to suffer if their team loses, Solskjaer or Emery? I know we all think that this is Arsenal’s best chance to win at Old Trafford for years and years, but would many Arsenal fans really be upset if we don’t come away with any points? Isn’t that what happens every year anyway, no matter which United team we face up there?

So we may be grumpy if we lose, but we are hardly going to be surprised, and we won’t expect Emery to get the sack on this one result. Solskjaer, on the other hand, is under great pressure. Despite the squillions United have spent in the transfer market, they have had an awful start to the season. Only one win in their last 5 League games, and dropped points against West Ham, Wolves, Southampton, and the awful home defeat to Crystal Palace have left them down in 8th in the table. If that hasn’t put Ole under massive pressure to win today then nothing ever will!

When Roy Keane on Sky asked if this was the perfect game to start winning again, the United boss said: “The next game, if you win it, is the perfect game, whatever opponent you meet. For us, the games against Arsenal have always been great for the spectators, and for us. We’ve got a good record against them. For us it’s about focusing on ourselves, doing our bit, and seeing if we can solve the problems they give us.

“I think it will be an open game, two teams that want to attack, and the next game is always the perfect occasion to prove yourselves. Every game here is a game you want to win, and have to win.

“We are looking forward to it. I’ve watched Unai Emery over many years, and system-wise he can come with any shape, he knows it all.”

He can come up with any system and I only hope that whatever it is, it confuses the United players. I just hope it doesn’t confuse our players lol.

But seriously, considering the awful run United are on, I am thinking that the United Board are going to be getting close to breaking point, and if Solskjaer loses to Arsenal at home (which never happens!), he could be waiting for the dreaded “vote of confidence”….

42 Comments

  1. Viju Jacob says:

    Juries are out for both of them, to be honest.

  2. Sue says:

    Ozil hasn’t travelled???

    1. gotanidea says:

      According to Team Talk, Barcelona are considering to loan Ozil

      Hard to believe that, because they just sent another no 10 away, Coutinho

      1. Sue says:

        It really is driving me mad, gotanidea!! And if we do go on to lose later, I’m gonna be absolutely raging 😡

        1. Goonster says:

          Why are you getting yourself worked up for no reason?
          The Shirt seller has never inspired any confidence in us away from home against any Top teams.
          The guy is known to be a Koala Bear in most games later on against other Top 6 teams away from home.
          Can someone please explain to me where this all conquering Arsenal go
          to man that you guys are making him to be. What evidence have you guys discovered about him that has not been available to us for 6 years?
          It’s weird and confusing.
          Lol

          1. Sue says:

            No one else is rested or left out like he is! Believe it or not, i actually wanted our strongest 11 to start, but once again, UE has other ideas…..

          2. Viju Jacob says:

            Do you even follow our team?

    2. Declan says:

      Nor has Tierney Sue, Emery confuses me Sue.

      1. Sue says:

        I thought he’d have been in the squad, Declan.. saw pics of him training. Bloody hell, he does my head in…. christ what will the team be?? Argh!!!!

      2. Ozil is a very good player, he only becomes very effective when someone is doing the defending for him, his lazy by nature so he needs a strong defensive mid field to cover him.

    3. Viju Jacob says:

      Sue, Ozil & Tierney weren’t spotted with the team, apparently.

      1. Sue says:

        What a great start, Viju 😩

        1. Viju Jacob says:

          Sad scene, yes.

  3. Jah son says:

    Emery absolutely must deliver this evening as United are handicapped. Ole’ can hide behind the injuries. And if we do not win with ozil sitting out yet another game not sure what would be the reaction.

    1. Goonster says:

      How many times have we ever won away at United or any other Top team with the Shirt seller in the team for 6 or so years he has been here?
      😊

      1. Dan kit says:

        You come across abit childish Goonster ,how many time s do you say shirt seller like it’s funny or something .
        I’m surprised you don’t put LOL or HAHA after everything you post .

      2. Viju Jacob says:

        It’s pretty daft to be repeating the same all over the place Goonster, try something new.

  4. gotanidea says:

    I think so too

    Solksjaer is a brave manager, but sometimes courage alone is not enough to be consistent in EPL

    It would be interesting to see Man United’s next manager though. Perhaps they would get someone from the league, such as Rodgers or Pellegrini

    1. Loose Cannon says:

      why not give them Unai, I will pay for his ticket.They are a mid table club and Unai’s level is that!A perfect match.

    2. RSH says:

      surely they will try to tempt Pochettino away.

  5. RSH says:

    Ole needs it more because his United side has been even worse than us and they are lower in the table, and he got rid of Lukaku without signing anybody else. Both can survive off of a draw, but Emery really has no excuse in the book for not getting three points, unlike Ole. The Arsenal fans will be far more upset with anything but a win, while United fans will accept a draw. Strange situation this is.

  6. Sue says:

    Wan Bissaka ruled out??

    1. RSH says:

      haven’t heard that Sue, but have heard Rashford might be in the squad. We’ll have to see if he starts though. Even if he does make it fit, this United side is one Arsenal should beat.

      1. Sue says:

        Yes surprise surprise.. i saw Rashford & Pogba are in the squad 🙄

      2. Let’s remind ourselves this is an away game. Pogba and Rashford are back and we still have an Old Trafford hoodoo running back over 10 years. With Tierney out of the mix, AMN probably starting at RB, Xhaka and Sokratis as well, we are going in with a serious handicap. You will be begging for a draw by the end of this game.

        1. Sue says:

          Be afraid, be very afraid 🙈😖

  7. Mogunna says:

    What a useless article, there’s a game tonight; both team needs a win. We lose, Emery will still be coach, we will probably win next at home, keeping hope, and dream of Emery League cup.

    MU will not keep Ole if he loses this one, rumors of Wenger to replace Ole circulate…i would love that to happen…It is not easy to manage such a big club, Wenger has shoulders to handle such legacy and History, not Mourhino…

    It would be a powerful love that will have MU respected and image of Big club it is. MU brand is not easy to co-brand since Sir Alex.

    Wenger/MU is a top co-branding, all media in the World will buzz and more attention on and respect of MU for sure.

    They are thinking and talking about it, that would be a power move, slam Arsenal disrespctful ending they gave him After making Arsenal one of favorite and attractive football brand worlwide.

    It was very wrong, MU did not do such thing to Sir Alex but honored him at Home Trafford!
    Same for Kos, Come on now, our brave captain for over a decade strong, they asked to divide his salary by 2, to get one more year! Sold him for 5 millions! Shameful ending, no respect of football and tradition, no class…

    If we did this to all legends and valuable players at Arsenal, it would be no Arsenal Story nor legacy, Wenger made this legacy as no one in football will ever. Had us in CL for two decades, years with no money with a stadium built!

    These owners have no football culture nor care; saving and cashing up, cold blooded capiatlist cows, no respect for us nor Arsenal, just a business ripping off fans and Arsenal legacy & History!

    No one really catching such a huge blow, they got us used to it! I love Arsenal but hate that board and what they make of this club, no more Soul nor tradition!

    1. Viju Jacob says:

      Bein Sports have denied that Wenger said that about ManU. Fake news as things stand.

  8. Mogunna says:

    I Hope we win to sack Ole and see Wenger at MU!

    1. Yeah, it will be great to see them swap one basket case coach for another. Makes sure they stay below us.

  9. Soni Gold says:

    Arsenal always seem to fail when you expect them to win. Tonight is a good opportunity to beat Man United at Old Trafford, but trust our players to throw the game away even when the Red Devils are there to to taken. We need a coach with “winning mentality,” Unai Emery isn’t that coach and you can bet he is already writing his excuses for losing tonight hours before kickoff!
    I will watch but I will not dare to dream .

  10. arsenal314 says:

    No Ozil in the squad?what’s Emery smoking??

  11. arsenal314 says:

    No Tierney too?could there be a fresh injury?looked fit to me in the match he played.

  12. Goonster says:

    Come on Arsenal. I a.m. Manchester right now and it’s bloody raining like there is no tomorrow.
    Seen so many Arsenal shirts in Manchester City centre. People have travelled from London and we are trying to take over the whole city for now.
    Come On You The Arsenal.

    1. Sue says:

      I hope come 9.45 you’ll have something to cheer about, Goonster! Give them a little boo from me, ta!! 😉

    2. Viju Jacob says:

      “Come On You The Arsenal”? Seriously??

  13. I hope I won’t go to bed bitter tonight! Though am always prepared for pain when we visit OT.

      1. Unfortunately there none for the the heart! 😥

  14. Rkw says:

    A loss for either will tighten the noose … but still see emery out at end of season as we will struggle to get in to top 4

  15. Sue says:

    OT.. Stranger things season 4 teaser trailer ìs out… thank god something has made me smile!!

  16. lcebox says:

    Pogba and Rashford starting sneakie.

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