PHOTO: Angel Di Maria v Alexis Sanchez in past meetings

The Manchester United star and Arsenal hero go head-to-head again this evening.

Manchester United take on Arsenal later today, in one of the most frequent fixtures in English football.

And for both teams much of the hope will rest on the shoulders of their big summer signings.

Arsenal snapped up Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for around £35 million this summer. Manchester United spent quite a lot more on the signature of the Argentine international Angel Di Maria - £59.7 million to be precise.

  PositionTeamGoalsGoal AssistTouchesTotal Scoring AttAppearancesMins Played
Alexis Sánchez FW Arsenal 8 2 721 29 10 781
Ángel Di María MF Man Utd 3 5 659 31 9 734

Of course the pair have been predictably excellent since arriving in English football, with Alexis in particular in stunning form at the moment. Now that Di Maria has been passed fit for the game it means the pair will both face off trying to earn victory for their respective team.

Of course they have met before.

The Arsenal man was at Barcelona and Di Maria Real Madrid, so El Clasico's aplenty for the pair.

Add to that their Argentina and Chile battles and the pair are well acquainted. Now they face off for the first time in English football, but will Arsenal or Manchester United come out on top?

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